The victorious Kerry minors were given a rousing reception in Dingle last night after their win in Croke Park on Sunday.
Bonfires greeted the team that was then led in a parade through the town by the Dingle Fife and Drum Band before being introduced to over one thousand supporters. Tuesday night following the All-Ireland, is the traditional night when the teams come to West Kerry. Despite the disappointment of the senior team on Sunday, the mood was jublilant in Dingle last night as the whole town came out in force to welcome home their heroes. This was two in a row for the minors, who won the Tom Markham Cup last year after a famine of 20 years. It was particularly special for team members, Conor Geaney, Tom Leo O’Sullivan and Mark Diony O’Connor, who play with the local club.
Team captain, Mark Diony, said this year’s homecoming was very different from last year.
Meanwhile, for Conor Geaney and Tom Leo O’Sullivan , it’s back to work as they now have to knuckle down to study for their Leaving Cert at Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne.