Basketballer Rick Leonard is Grand Marshall for Tralee St Patrick’s Day parade

This year’s Tralee St Patrick’s Day parade is celebrating sport and has unveiled basketball star Rick Leonard as Grand Marshall.

Organiser Johnnie Wall says on the weekend of the parade, the Kerry footballers are playing Dublin, Ireland is up against England in the rugby, the marathon is taking place in Tralee, and the Garvey’s Warriors basketball team are playing UL Eagles, so it’s an ideal time to applaud sport.

Rick Leonard of the Warriors is this year’s Grand Marshall; the American came to Ireland in the 1993 to originally play for the Tigers; he says it’s an honour to take such a role in the Tralee St Patrick’s Day parade: