Back when Borris-Illeigh were winning county titles in Tipp and supplying captains to the county, Seamus Quigley and the lads from Kiladangan would tip over and celebrate with them. Borris were royalty and Kiladangan could only imagine.
Glorious Glengarriff and Garinish, the ‘near island’,can indeed be called gems in that they are precious, more precious with every passing year, trenchant survivors of that classical Irish scenery beloved of Victorians, trees and mountains reflected on still brown waters.
Mickey Harte has been confronted by hellish personal experiences, from a brush with cancer to the deaths of his daughter Michaela and two brothers. He has been questioned in his county after a barren spell followed his breakthrough glories, but a deep faith in God and in his own ability to change and adapt meant he never questioned his beliefs. Even if he’s not quite ready to absolve all sins.