Lifelong Dublin fan welcomes Tipp football heroes on return to school

After teaching the Dubs a lesson in Croke Park the High School contingent of the All-Ireland minor footballers were given a warm welcome back to the school by lifelong Dublin supporter school principal Shay Bannon.

After teaching the Dubs a lesson in Croke Park the High School contingent of the All-Ireland minor footballers were given a warm welcome back to the school by lifelong Dublin supporter school principal Shay Bannon.

Even though the school principal is a passionate Dublin fan he rolled out the red carpet for the Tom Markam Cup and the High School 5th and 6th year pupils and past pupils that were part of the historic event.

“The All-Ireland occasion was the perfect day for me really. I was shouting for Tipp in the minor even though they were playing Dublin because I knew all the lads involved for years and then Dublin went on to win the senior,” said Shay Bannon.

The school principal said he was very proud of all the High School pupils, past and present, including past pupil David Power who managed the team, and their achievement.

“It was a wonderful occasion and these lads gave a massive lift to everybody in the school,in Clonmel and Tipperary, they are a fantastic group of lads,” said Shay Bannon.

He said all of the players had an influential role in the promotion of gaelic football during their years in the school and were part of the High School team that won an All-Ireland title two years ago.

“This is the cumulation of all the work that is being done in the High School by coaches and teachers over the years and also the amount of work that is being done at primary school level and clubs ,” said the High School principal.