It was so heavy on wholesomeness that you could almost smell the baking bread in the oven. The ad finished with the son running out of the car and into the arms of his mother with a neatly wrapped message at the end: ‘electricity brings living to life’. Maybe it’s with Christmas coming but the stories of Mullinalaghta and Mourneabbey have been reminders about what home means. After winning their first Leinster club senior football title earlier that day, it was around 8.30pm last Sunday night when the Mullinalaghta players gathered at the local graveyard to continue a tradition they started two years ago. There they met the parish priest Fr Michael Bannon and the Granard parish priest Fr Simon Cadam who gave the players candles and they went to their family graves to say a few prayers. They did this in private, away from the cameras, away from the madness that would soon surround them again. They also wanted to give recognition to those who passed away and who never had days like this with Mullinalaghta. Even with the breadth of Irish sporting success this past year it’s hard to think of a line which had a similar rallying… Read full this story
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