Tuesday 6 December 2016

Vincent Hogan: Fitzgerald reaps reward for courage of conviction

Published 19/07/2010 | 05:00

Of all the meteorites that Clare's uprising tossed towards the earth, maybe none has blazed hotter than Davy Fitz. In Thurles on Saturday night, you could catch fire by grazing against the cuff of his tracksuit.

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People laid hands on him as if touching a religious relic. They stared and grinned and bellowed their belief that here was a man to join all the invisible deities who passed this way before.

The mood hyperventilated between adoration and worship.

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