Dessie braves the chill for a worthy cause
DESSIE FARRELL brought the hot drinking chocolate last Friday night.
The GPA chief and Dublin legend was sleeping out at the DCU Campus.
He was helping to raise funds for Focus Ireland.
The comedians weren't slow to send messages. They included: "I'd like a mug-shot at 4.am, please".
"Hope you remember your long-johns".
"Hope you don't snore and wake the neighbours".
"I still reckon you have a better chance of getting a kip than I do - unless you take my kids".
Dessie's covering note reads: "5,000 people are homeless in Ireland at any one time. It can happen for a variety of reasons.
"Focus Ireland provide help to 7,000 people each year," it concludes.
Dessie missed the Late Late Show and Katie Taylor.
But the Hill Hero has long been the people's champion.
Check out the heroic work of Focus Ireland on focusireland.ie, donations still accepted.
Larry a Crokes legend
THERE'S a lovely portrait of Larry Ryan now hanging in the Boardroom at Páirc de Burca.
Larry has been named as a Club Patron of Kilmacud Crokes. A few months ago, he celebrated the big Eight-0 in Glenalbyn.
The stars came out, but the biggest star of all was the man himself.
At Crokes, they call him the Ticket Master. When the Dubs are rumbling and Croke Park is sold out, Larry is still able to produce his own version of the loaves and fishes!
He's adored by all up in Stillorgan.
That big all-embracing smile has won a million friends.
And the picture on the Crokes Wall of Fame captures his character perfectly.
As Peter Jones would say, "when Larry smiles he lights up everything around him".
Long may the great man keep on painting magical memories at the club he loves so well.
Maur's do a super job
NOBODY was in a hurry to leave Rush last Sunday.
St Maur's hosted the Fingal hurlers against Roscommon.
The turf was in wonderful order. It's a charming venue.
The clubhouse is a credit. But, as ever, it's the people that make the place hum.