Now read on – a Con Houlihan special’

A celebration of the work of the great Kerry writer
Con Houlihan. Picture: Ray McManus / SPORTSFILE

Date: Monday, May 25, 2020 (Take Two: Take One on May 18 was beset by gremlins)

Time: 9.25pm

Where: Live on our Facebook page

Presented by: Liam Horan

Guests: Ian O’Riordan (Sports Reporter, Irish Times); Jimmy Deenihan (former TD and Government Minister and Kerry footballer, and co-producer of the documentary Waiting For Houlihan); Feidhlim Kelly (athlete and coach who typed Con’s columns in his final years); and Sean Creedon, retired Editor of Eircom Live, soccer writer and contributor to a variety of publications.

Readings of Con’s work: Seoirse Laffan, Sadhbh Connolly, Colm Burtchaell, Michael Naughton.

Comments, observations: events@thehoranstand.com

Here is the Irish Times report of his passing and funeral, which mentions some of our guests above. You will enjoy this Liam Mackey column from the Irish Examiner too.

Sean Creedon wrote this insightful piece A true giant among men for the Soccer Writers’ Association website.

Saturday, May 16th, 2020: Larry Ryan of The Irish Examiner penned this piece about our upcoming programme.

And you can take our short Con Houlihan quiz here.

Please flag this to anyone you know who admired Con’s work – and that list is a long one.

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