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Thread #84745   Message #2849090
Posted By: GUEST,Guest Rebelier
24-Feb-10 - 03:37 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Cliffs of Moher (Dermot Kelly)
Subject: RE: Origins: Cliffs of Moher (Dermot Kelly)
Dermot forgot to tell ye that he clocked up 1-12 in the 1955 Munster hurling final, where his native Limerick - a team known as Mackey's greyhounds, thanks to being trained by the legendary Mick M - defeated Clare on a scoreline of 2-16 to 3-6. This was in the days when pointscoring at the ancient game was nowhere near as high as now in standard, so fair play to him for that.

But Limerick's gallop was halted by eventual All-Ireland Champions, Wexford, who beat them in the semi-final, by 2-12 to 2-3. It was unfortunate that the Munster and Leinster champions had to meet in the penultimate round, as they would have made a grand final.

In 1981, Dermot released a 4-track ep on vinyl, featuring John Reilly; Christy Ring; Joseph McHugh; and Sweet Maggie. I didn't know about the cd until now, so would be interested in obtaining a copy.

I also know that he made a record for the Limerick hurlers prior to their last All-Ireland title victory in 1973, titled Shout Bos Huray.