GREYHOUND racing in Kerry is very much the poorer this week following the death last weekend of Pat O'Sullivan, of Crosty View, Barrow.
Pat made a huge impact in the sport, especially with greyhounds which ran under the Pineapple prefix, and he will be very sadly missed by all who knew him. Here, truly, was a gentleman to his fingertips and words of tribute at this time seem so very inadequate.
Pat O'Sullivan had another great sporting passion in his life, which was hurling. He played with much distinction with Ardfert and with the Kerry team and, indeed, he starred in attack with the Kerry team which won the All-Ireland junior hurling title in 1961 - a victory which brought the county its first All-Ireland hurling title in any grade since the famous senior victory of 1891.
For sure, he was a man who carved out a very special place in the hearts of a lot of people and sincerest sympathy is extended to his wife, Patricia, children JJ, Cathal and Kerrie, brothers, sister and extended family.
Cathal is Control Steward at Cork track.