Saturday 16 December 2017

Sliotar sure to spin and leap for Kevin's at Dolphin Park

DOLPHIN Park is all set for its Easter Parade.

The club's annual tournament throws-in this Friday.

It will offer the best of young talent in hurling and camogie.

The action begins at 10am on Friday and runs till 5pm.

Then on Saturday, play is from 11am to 5pm.

"The event was huge last year and it will be the same this time," outlines the club PRO, Eoghan Redmond.

"We'll have snacks and teas available and, of course, the popular Chip Van!"

Kevin's turn the two-day spectacle into a real festival. And Eoghan adds that the Barn door is always open to welcome spectators.

There's also a Children's Fun Corner which will have Face Painting, games and lots more.

And it's all free.

The venue has also seen the start of the club's Easter Camp. "And we have just completed a fund-raising walk up Lugnaquilla. Over 70 took part and it was a great success," states Eoghan.

Barney's bionic boots

GREAT reaction to the Barney Rock programme on TG4 last week.

The old footage brought back so many wonderful memories.

Will there ever be another era like the march of Heffo's Army.

And Barney was central to it all during the 1980s leg of Heffo's reign. His striking of the ball was so pure.

It was no accident. He'd spend hours in the park kicking ball with his good pal, John Kearns.

John played for the Dubs. He won two Dublin SFC titles with Ballymun.

He had terrific energy. He could play at midfield or on the half-forward line.

Barney was a top soccer goalkeeper. He could have made the big-time.

The Hill are glad that he stayed at home.

In the old Scorcher magazine, they had Billy's Boots, a magical pair of old boots that could turn Billy Dane into Georgie Best.

Without them, Billy could hardly put one foot in front of the other.

Maybe it's now time for a publication to start a series on Barney's Boots.

It would be a smash hit.

Just like the man himself.

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