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05 Dec 2021

The late Con Houlihan with Jimmy Coffey but can you name his other pal in the picture

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.

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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