LTV2 Millstreet, in the interest of objectivity, balance and neighbourliness travelled to Rathmore Railway Station on Monday, 21st September 2009 to record the warm welcome accorded to the Kerry team as they brought back the famous Sam Maguire Cup. Our pictures illustrate a wealth of colour as well as scenes of heartfelt happiness and energetic enthusiasm. There was a great media presence including Paschal Sheehy broadcasting live for RTÉ 1 television. Mike Sheehan, Sheila and I covered local television recording (which Seán Murphy had done so well on previous occasions). Great credit is due to Rathmore GAA and Irish Rail for organising the historic event so superbly and so very safely. The many decorations (especially the front garden of a residence in Rathduane) illustrating the Kingdom colours truly enhanced the festive atmosphere.
Well, hopefully in 2010 we shall be travelling to Mallow or Cork extending a similar sincere welcome to the Sam Maguire Cup! (Seán Radley for LTV2 Millstreet and for www.millstreet.ie) … loads of more photos below: