T Ryle Dwyer: A free thinker who believed in living life to the full
AENGUS Fanning grew up in Tralee, mainly in St Brendan's Park, which was then a comparatively large urban council housing estate. We lived across the road from each other.
He was a few years older but was always a leader to the younger lads.
This was the era of the ban in Gaelic games, but Aengus would never have been able to conceal his contempt for the ban. In addition to Gaelic football, he played rugby, soccer, cricket, and tennis. He developed an interest in forming a cricket team.