Shannon Rangers club celebrates years of glory
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.
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.