Sunday 17 December 2017

T Ryle Dwyer: A free thinker who believed in living life to the full

Aengus Fanning with his wife Anne Harris
Aengus Fanning with his wife Anne Harris
Aengus with the late Ronnie Drew
With the late Garret FitzGerald in Ranelagh
Aengus with Bertie Ahern in September 2002
Aengus Fanning with the then UUP leader David Trimble at Stormont
Aengus with the late Veronica Guerin in 1995
Aengus Fanning (back row) when he played for Kerry in 1960s
Aengus with former Kerry footballer Mick O'Connell at Valentia Island, Co Kerry
Aengus Fanning with Ulick O'Connor on Bloomsday in 2009
Aengus with first wife Mary and their sons Dion, Evan and Steve
Aengus as part of the Sunday Independent's Cricket Society (back row, second from left)

AENGUS Fanning grew up in Tralee, mainly in St Brendan's Park, which was then a comparatively large urban council housing estate. We lived across the road from each other.

He was a few years older but was always a leader to the younger lads.

This was the era of the ban in Gaelic games, but Aengus would never have been able to conceal his contempt for the ban. In addition to Gaelic football, he played rugby, soccer, cricket, and tennis. He developed an interest in forming a cricket team.

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