SPECIAL OCCASION: Walter's son, Jerry Bermingham (standing left) pictured with Grange GAA members during last Monday evening's visit to Strawhall Nursing Home, back, l-r: Dave Roche, Michael Gowen, David O'Sullivan and Mick Kelleher - holding the cup with Walter is Liam O'Flynn. (John Ahern)

Grange’s recent victory in this year’s North Cork junior B football championship was a triumph for small clubs all over the county and country.

This proud footballing outpost overcame the odds in spectacular style when they defeated great rivals and near neighbours, Ballyhooly, to claim the Michael Curry Perpetual Cup.

After 22 unsuccessful attemps, lesser clubs would have thrown in the towel, however, under the inspired leadership of Meathman and head coach, Kieran Hynes, the men in the famous yellow jerseys downed the reigning county champions and in the process triggered off scenes of unrestrained joy.

Grange’s footballing history goes back almost a century and remarkably a man who lined out with the club’s adult team in 1935 is still to the good, one Walter Bermingham – now living in quiet contentment and benefitting from exceptional care in Strawhall Nursing Home.

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