SOMEBODY had to wear the Donegal jersey!
And that dubious honour fell to Anne Carmody - one of 32 fundraisers in the Tanker's Bar on Saturday night wearing a county colour in support of a charity night that went down a storm.
The Irish Wheelchair Association's local services were the beneficiaries of the big night as local employee Diana McCarthy and Tanker's landlord Gordon Flannery came together to organise the event. Mayor of Kerry and IWA officer Terry O'Brien was the guest of honour on the night as Listowel came together in a huge push for the association.
It saw 32 of the fundraisers who helped raise money for the event wearing every last county colour in the land.
"Anne Carmody had to wear the Donegal jersey and I'd say she was a bit on tenterhooks about the ribbing she'd get," Diana told The Kerryman. "I was wearing the Kerry jersey of course!" she laughed.
One of the great things about the night as far as Diana was concerned was the massive response from local businesses for the spot prizes. "It was extraordinarily heartening I have to say. Businesses gave us fantastic prizes and we never expected such a generous response, there were vouchers for €30, €20 for local shops and much more."
The grand prize for the draw - two All-Ireland tickets - was sponsored by Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan and won by Rob Pierse. Valerie Kelly meanwhile won a massive hamper in the raffle held on the night, sponsored by the Irish Wheelchair Association.