HIS parade stewarding duties in his capacity as Vice President of Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce kept him in Killarney for today’s celebrations but local councillor Niall Kelleher went to extraordinary lengths to let Dr Crokes know that he was with them every step of the way on their big day in Croke Park.
He made the long journey to Dublin by road to erect posters wishing the black and amber the best of Irish luck for the day that’s in it as they set about overcoming reigning champions Corofin in the All-Ireland Club Championship final.
His giant posters line the road to Croker, erected high on poles along Jones’s Road and outside the Hogan Stand entrance to GAA headquarters, and he has arranged for them to be whipped down again once the final whistle has sounded.
“I’d love to be there but I have commitments to steward for the parade in Killarney. I just wanted to wish the lads well as they set out to prove they are the best team in the country,” said Cllr Kelleher.
“I have close family links with two Crokes players, goalkeeper Shane Murphy and Mike Milner, and I would love nothing more than to be able to welcome them home with more All-Ireland medals in their pockets,” he said.
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