Tuesday 25 July 2017

What can you do after years of waiting only wait better?

Gary Reynolds is pictured as 'the heirs of Martin and McGarty will again face Galway today'
Gary Reynolds is pictured as 'the heirs of Martin and McGarty will again face Galway today'

Tommy Conlon

A friend and fellow countyman usually answers his phone to me with a greeting that has become a hoary old in-joke between us.

"Up Leitrim! We'll take Sam home to the banks of the Shannon with the help of God and the dead generations."

It is normally delivered in a jaunty tone because we both know there's no danger of it ever happening. And freed of that weight of expectation, all that's left is a hefty dose of gallows humour.

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