Saturday 20 January 2018

Billy Keane: Back to the fields of Jonny's dreams as Lions victory stirs up a few old ghosts

ON Saturday morning, before the Lions final match, I went to a place where old ghosts meet. A place known as John Paul II cemetery. Here in Listowel.

There lies John Sexton, Jonathan's grandad. I was sent by young Jonathan to say a prayer at John's grave. Or Daddy John as he was called by all of us.

I told Brenda, Jonathan's nana, that there was a lovely mellow quiet there. Brenda was a little bit sad. "John would have loved to see Jonathan play for the Lions. He'd have loved that."

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