He was known throughout the length and breadth of the entire country and last week he passed away to his eternal reward, writes Tommy Callaghan.
Con Houlihan, a man who could make words dance off a page, was famous for his three times a week offering on the back page of the Irish Press. Con was a regular visitor to Newbridge and to that well known hostelry known simply as ‘Coffeys’ where he befriended for many a year, Jimmy and Paddy. Con is pictured here with Jimmy Coffey (left) on a day that Dublin played Kildare in St. Conleth’s Park, in the early ‘80s (pre health and safety times no doubt). We do not have a name for the cheerful lad on the right but maybe some our readers could fill us in.
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