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Connolly and Kerrigan - how Ireland’s Serie B specials took different roads from Connacht to the Continent

The pair have taken divergent paths since leaving their west of Ireland roots – now they find themselves as rivals in an unlikely part of the world

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Aaron Connolly during the announcement of his loan move to Serie B side Venezia.

Aaron Connolly during the announcement of his loan move to Serie B side Venezia.

Liam Kerrigan in action for the Ireland U-21s against Montenegro at Tallaght Stadium in June. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Liam Kerrigan in action for the Ireland U-21s against Montenegro at Tallaght Stadium in June. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

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Aaron Connolly during the announcement of his loan move to Serie B side Venezia.

The sports pages of local newspapers are filled with reports of underage matches that disappear into the archive, a moment frozen in time.

It’s a place where stories end and stories begin, a crossing of paths that binds people together in their memories.


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