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Saturday 30 August 2014

Delaney and O'Connell to launch book and DVD

Paul Brennan

Published 16/10/2013 | 05:36

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TWO sporting legends will be on hand in the Sneem Hotel this Friday night to launch the story of the legendary Casey brothers of Sneem.

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Former Kerry footballer Mick O'Connell will launch the DVD The Casey Brothers of Sneem, an 80-minute production by Cahersiveen man Christy Riordan of C.R. Vidoes, who has invested almost 30 years into this magnificent account of the famed family.

Olympic gold medal winner Ronnie Delany will launch the book The Legendary Casey Brothers by Jim Hudson with Jim Casey, published by The Collins Press.

Christy Riordan's DVD, which will be available for purchase on the night (and is also available for pre-order at www.thecaseysofsneem.com) is a superb work of art, featuring some priceless archival footage never before seen by the public. Interviews with Steve and Paddy Casey are amazing, and are embellished by footage from the careers of all the Casey brothers. Christy Riordan has done an amazing job in presenting the life story of this amazing family, which is a beautiful, poignant and fitting tribute to this incredible band of brothers.

O'Connell and Delany will add greatly to the occasion of the launch, while a very special guest on the night will be Myrtle Casey who, despite her advancing years, is flying in for the event with her daughter. Her presence will add greatly to the night. Indeed, only for the late Jim Casey and his wife Myrtle taking the time to write this incredible story the history would have ben lost forever.

All sports lovers far and wide are invited to attend what should prove to be a truly historic occasion, and an opportunity to pay tribute to this amazing Kerry family whose story has until now been lost in the mists of time.

* The launch takes place in the Sneem Hotel this Friday at 8pm.

Kerryman

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