KERRY McKeon is unable to hear and severely disabled following several rounds of intricate brain surgery for tumour removals related to Neurofibromatosis Type 2, but this physical impairment has not affected Kerry's mental state or his ability to predict winners of various sports, a fact fully borne out by his winning of the Eastern Harps Sports Prediction Competition 2012 from a huge field of 364 sports-loving punters.
Thirty-four-year old Kerry, whose care is provided by Bluebird Care Ireland whose western division is headed up by former county gaelic football star and current captain of county champions Curry, Sean Davey, lives at Knockgrania Bunninadden and has a big interest in all sports
His main soccer interest is Sligo Rovers, who brought the FAI Cup to his home last year and Aston Villa, who he has travelled to see playing at Villa Park and Old Trafford
His Gaelic football allegiance rests with Eastern Harps, Bunninadden and Sligo county.
With Eastern Harps awarding ten points for each correct sports event predicted, Kerry accumulated a remarkable total of 196 points in 2012 and considering 340 was maximum, it represented a fine haul, enough to receive his €500 winner's cheque which was presented to him by Sports Prediction Co ordinator Brendan McHugh.
In recognition of his win and valuing his big interest in all sports Eastern Harps have this month invited Kerry to forward a weekly blog on sport - an offer he is pleased to accept and has actually started.
The brainchild of Eastern Harps goalkeeper Brendan McHugh and monitored and updated monthly by IT specialist Kevin Cryan ably assisted by Sean Dorrian, Sean Scott and a few others, the Eastern Harps Sports Prediction contest started in 2011 and is becoming increasingly popular to sports punters all over the county.
For an entry fee of €20 you have a sporting interest for a full year and can check how you and others are doing on the Eastern Harps website which is updated monthly downloaded off Eastern Harps website from December 16th onwards.,