Countdown to crack­ers in Cro­ker

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

GOOD luck to Peter Keane, the son of Nuala and the late Tom Keane of Cahir­siveen as he man­ages the Kerry mi­nors in this Sun­day’s All-Ire­land mi­nor fi­nal ver­sus Derry.

Good luck also to sub­sti­tute Michael O’Leary of the Re­nard club who is the son of the late St nMarys Cahir­siveen foot­baller Mike O’Leary and grand­son of the for­mer Kerry foot­baller and Cahir­siveen Ve­teri­nary Sur­geon Frank O’Leary.

Tomás Murtagh of Bo­hola in County Mayo has for many years been a vis­i­tor to the Iver­agh Penin­sula as he is mar­ried to Dympna O‘Sul­li­van, orig­i­nally of the shop in Oher­mong. Tomás is a long suf­fer­ing pas­sion­ate Mayo foot­ball man who was born in 1957 and in his life­time has not seen Sam Maguire come to his na­tive county. Mayo last won the tro­phy as a two in a row in 1950-51.On Tomás’ jour­neys to South Kerry he has long been en­vi­ous of all the cel­e­bra­tions of var­i­ous All-Ire­land win­ning Kerry teams and is ever long­ing for the day when his beloved boys from the County Mayo will win Sam.

He cel­e­brated his 60th birth­day on Satur­day, Au­gust 26th, the day of the All-Ire­land semi-fi­nal be­tween Kerry and Mayo with Mayo’s win be­ing the ul­ti­mate birth­day present.But the ic­ing has yet to be put on his birth­day cake. A Mayo win over Dublin in Sun­day’s All-Ire­land foot­ball fi­nal would cer­tainly do it.

Mean­while, John Noel ‘The Pam­pas’ Cahill is a long time Kerry foot­ball sup­porter domi­ciled in Lon­don for many years.

John Noel earnestly looks for­ward to his vis­its to Dublin and the Gre­sham Ho­tel in par­tic­u­lar in the event of Kerry con­test­ing the All-Ire­land fi­nal. There he is af­forded the op­por­tu­nity of meet­ing old friends from home. Greet­ings to you John Noel and we hope to see you in the Gre­sham next year when there will be brighter days in Kerry.

Mayo man To­mas Murtagh in full gear at his 60th birth­day cel­e­bra­tions on the day Mayo de­feated Kerry in the semi-fi­nal.

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