Friday 24 March 2017

Peter Canavan: Darragh Ó Sé came close to buying a painting of my All-Ireland final goal

Peter Canavan, Tyrone, shoots to scores his side's first goal despite the attentions of Tomas O Se in the 2005 All-Ireland final
Peter Canavan, Tyrone, shoots to scores his side's first goal despite the attentions of Tomas O Se in the 2005 All-Ireland final

I WAS privileged to be invited to the recent Kerry fundraiser in New York and had my eyes opened as to how everyone involved can tap into the strong Kerry brand.

They took home enough money to make a serious dent on the bill for their Centre of Excellence in Currans. 

I flew out for two nights and attended the Gala function in The Plaza Hotel. Myself and Henry Shefflin were brought along as 'outsiders.'

There was a bit of craic over an auction of a painting, capturing the moment I scored a goal past Kerry goalkeeper and now selector Diarmuid Murphy in the 2005 All-Ireland final. It made Kerry $15,000 when a Tyrone businessman outbid Darragh ÓSé to get his hands on the immortal moment.

Read Peter Canavan's column in full in tomorrow's Irish Independent.

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