As we bask in the afterglow of achieving the elusive two in a row and rightly laud our great heroes on the pitch and on the sideline, my thoughts turn to the man whose team they may now have eclipsed … Kevin Heffernan.
If it is the case that they have eclipsed the 70s team we can be sure of one thing – they have only done it because of the 70s team! The picture today of Brian Fenton and the great Jimmy Keaveney cements the link between the different generations and underlines the great Gaelic football tradition in this county.
Our city is rightly decorated with statues of some of Dublin’s most famous characters – Wilde, Joyce, Connolly, Molly Malone, Behan and Phil Lynott to name a few. But there is nothing that I know of to celebrate our rich GAA history.
Surely we are long overdue a statue of Kevin Heffernan in the capital. As well as his playing both codes and his legendary management, there is also his contribution as Chair of the Labour Court. He was a Freeman of Dublin and featured on the Team of the Milennium and more than any other person is undoubtedly the embodiment of Dublin GAA.
Where better to start a campaign than Reservoir Dubs …