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Thursday 2 October 2014

Shannon Rangers club celebrates years of glory

Published 28/11/2012 | 09:15

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ONE of the greatest north Kerry sides of all time came together once again at the weekend to look back on a highpoint for club football in the region.

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The Shannon Rangers team that beat Mid-Kerry to win the 1972 County Championship football title enjoyed a fantastic reunion in Ballylongford's Carmody Hall on Saturday night.

Not only did the team win the County title that year but they took the Munster title as well in a first for a Kerry club. The county title also two sprightly 16-year-olds winning senior county medals before clinching minor county medals the following year - Ogie Moran and goalkeeper Joe Diggin.

The minor side of 1973 was also honoured for their county win on Saturday night.

"It was a wonderful night celebrating a win that was absolutely massive for this part of the county back then," Shannon Rangers stalwart Jack Hennessy said. "It was a massive event for the five parishes, Ballybunion, Ballyduff, Ballydonoghue, Ballylongford and Tarbert as county titles were few and far between then, the last having been in 1964," Jack explained.

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