Thursday 22 February 2018

on parade for paddy's day in the big apple

John Mullane

I'LL be in New York for St Patrick's weekend. Of course, it's a great pity that I'm not lining out in an All-Ireland club final for De La Salle at Croke Park on Sunday when thousands will flock to headquarters for the traditional double-header.

Despite missing out on the pitch, I am very proud and honoured to be asked to lead the Waterford Men's Association in the New York St Patrick's Day Parade, which should be an occasion to remember.

I'm heading to the Big Apple with my wife Stephanie on Friday and while I've been there before as a hurler, this will be a whole new experience. When I got the call, I was taken aback and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Michael Prendergast, John Phelan and the organising committee over there.

Closer to home, I have a strong fancy for St Thomas' to get the better of Kilcormac-Killoughey in the the club hurling decider. And I've fancied this exciting young team to go all the way ever since they beat Loughrea in the Galway county final last year.

Irish Independent

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