Anyone with even a passing interest in Gaelic football, will be familar with the name, Larry Tompkins.
An adopted Cork man, he commenced his sporting career with Kildare, before moving south. In a huge boost for football on Leeside, the Rebels also signed up fellow Kildare man, Shea Fahy – both men would prove to be vital additions.
How Larry and Shea went from the plains of Kildare to the banks of my own lovely Lee, is a story in itself – the full and sometimes eyebrow raising details of Larry's odyssey are contained in his book 'Believe', which was launched recenty.
Larry, who was in John Cleary's Yard Bar in Mitchelstown last Saturday to sign copies of his book, has strong links to Mitchelstown, having previously managed the club's footballers.
Coverage in this week’s Print & Digital Edition