KIERAN SHANNON: Weeshie typified the best of Kerry and its people’s tremendous wit

We sadly never got to ask him which it was, but in the countless number of interviews he conducted, Weeshie Fogarty had either a tick or a tactic of asking in that endearing, warm Kerry drawl: “What does it mean to….?” or “tell me, how did it feel to…?”

It could have been anything from bringing a long-awaited divisional or county junior title back to a small parish, or being the grand-nephew of a deceased All-Ireland winning captain, or representing Ireland in an upcoming European championships in anything from taekwondo to rowing or basketball, Weeshie Fogarty was curious to know what it meant to you and how did it feel.

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