One might well wonder what The Tipperary Star is doing featuring a book on Clare hurling.
Well, besides the fact that it has been penned by adopted Thurles man Flan Quigney - the retired Principal of Scoil Ailbhe CBS Primary School in the birthplace of the GAA, the book is also a snapshot of the many thousands of supporters from all over the country who go to extraordinary lengths to support their county through thick and thin.
These stories mirror those of Tipperary hurling and football supporters too and there is no doubt that those from outside Clare who come to read To The Banner Born! , will be struck by the similarities. It’s a bit like watching d’Unbelievables and claiming to know exactly who they are taking-off - Tipp supporters, and many others, will recognise the likeness with fellow county men in this beautifully scripted 300 page book, which was designed by local man Brendan O’Connor. See this weeks Tipperary Star for full story.