Killorglin to turn red for For­est fans

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

WHILE they might not be the big­gest sup­port­ers club and they might not have much to shout about now, the Not­ting­ham For­est Sup­port­ers Club Mun­ster Branch can never be ac­cused of lack­ing pas­sion.

And of course, through its his­tory, For­est have had some great days in­clud­ing two Eu­ro­pean Cups wins, and a League ti­tle 40 years ago this year.

And it is that League win that is the back­drop to the Night of Leg­ends Char­ity Din­ner Dance which will take place in The Manor Inn in Killorglin on Satur­day, June 9. Pro­ceeds will go to the Killorglin and Dis­trict Men­tal Health As­so­ci­a­tion and The Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety of Ire­land.

At the launch in Ard Alainn Men­tal Health Cen­tre, one of the main or­gan­is­ers of the night, Gearoid Lynch, said that once again they were de­lighted with the num­ber of For­est leg­ends, club of­fi­cials and friends that have com­mit­ted to com­ing to Killorglin.

“Amongst those who will at- tend are Hon­orary Branch Pres­i­dent Colin Bar­rett, who played over 160 times for the club from 1976 to 1980; Scots­man John O’Hare, who was part of the Eu­ro­pean Cup vic­tory in 1980; and Lim­er­ick man Tommy Gaynor who was with For­est from 1988 to 1992, win­ning a League Cup medal in 1989,” he said”

“Another ex-Red who will be present is Terry Cur­ran who helped the club win pro­mo­tion in 1976/1977 and won a League medal with Ever­ton in 1984/1985.

“From much closer to home, Beau­fort’s Bren­dan Moloney who en­joyed seven years at the club, will be there.

“Liam Has­sett will be joined by fel­low Kerry player Mike Frank Rus­sell, to rep­re­sent the char­i­ties”

Gearoid also con­firmed a big show­biz pres­ence on the night with club di­rec­tor Jonny Owen, who is the man be­hind the film ‘I Be­lieve in Mir­a­cles’, trav­el­ling over. It is hoped he will be ac­com­pa­nied by his part­ner, the BAFTA win­ning Vicky McClure, but her at­ten­dance will de­pend on her busy work sched­ule.

Life-long For­est fan, ra­dio and TV pre­sen­ter Bernard O’Shea, has also con­firmed he will be at the event.

Mu­sic on the night will be pro­vided by Barry Lynch and Bren­dan O’Sul­li­van from the trad group The Lib­er­ties, and Paddy Good­win and the Holy Ghosts, which in­cludes Horslips’ gui­tarists Johnny Fean.

There will be an auc­tion for some unique For­est mem­o­ra­bilia on the night with tick­ets on sale for €55 from 087 2766089.

Liam Has­sett and Sheila Kel­li­her, of the Ard Aileann Men­tal Health Cen­tre Com­mit­tee, with Not­ting­ham For­est Mun­ster Sup­port­ers Branch mem­bers at the launch of their Char­ity Din­ner in Killorglin on June 9.

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