Limerick hurlers Kyle Hayes and Barry O'Connell, Kildimo, with Ciaran Ryan, Rhino Auto Sales, at the wheel PICTURE: Brendan Gleeson
AS homecomings for the Limerick hurlers and the Liam MacCarthy cup continue around the county, the celebrations show no signs of slowing down anytime soon.
This Sunday morning, it was the turn of Kildimo Pallaskenry GAA Club to welcome home two Limerick players, Kyle Hayes and Barry O’Connell.
Kyle was named man of the match in the All-Ireland final.
As has become tradition in most clubs, the hurlers and the cup arrived in a special vehicle.
It’s not known whether there was anyone in the parish with a convertible car available to do the honours. But nevertheless, the lads made an entrance in an even more eye-catching motor.
The yellow three-wheel van, with the slogan ‘Trotters Independent Trading Co.’ on its side, would be familiar to fans of Only Fools and Horses. This one had Liam MacCarthy propped out the window by Limerick centre-forward Hayes.
A garda patrol vehicle escorted the novelty car on to the GAA grounds to the crowd of locals. The homecoming coincided with the club's annual family fun day.
The Reliant Regal, a replica of the one used on the show, is owned by Ciaran Ryan of Rhino Auto Sales.
See full story in this weekend's edition of the Limerick Leader.