Hurling legend Tony Doran is celebrated

By Fintan Lambe

ABOVE: At the launch of his DVD 'From Rackard League To Hall of Fame' was Tony Doran (left), pictured with his wife Mary and Michael 'Babs' Keating who launched the DVD; BELOW: Bob Butler, Tony Doran, Maria Heffernan and DVD producer Ed Rowsome.
ABOVE: At the launch of his DVD 'From Rackard League To Hall of Fame' was Tony Doran (left), pictured with his wife Mary and Michael 'Babs' Keating who launched the DVD; BELOW: Bob Butler, Tony Doran, Maria Heffernan and DVD producer Ed Rowsome.
Buffers Alley GAA, Strictly Club Dancing fundraiser, launch of Tony Doran's 'From Rackard League To Hall Of Fame' DVD at their chubhouse, pictured with his wife, Mary and Michael Keating (centre) who launched the DVD.

THERE was a full house at Buffers Alley recently as former Tipperary great Michael 'Babs' Keating launched the new DVD on Wexford hurling legend Tony Doran.

Supporters came from across Wexford and further afield to meet and reminisce with Tony, a man they supported and admired for many years.

The initiative was spearheaded by Ed Rowsome and co-ordinated by Bob Butler and Maria Heffernan for their Strictly Club Dancing fundraising ventures.

Tom Dempsey, MC, introduced the speakers, Diarmuid Devereux, Bob Butler, Babs Keating, and Tony himself. Tom noted that Tony was the second highest goal scorer in championship hurling. He said Tony was a hero to all underage hurlers in Buffers Alley in the 70s and 80s. Babs spoke of the many encounters they had on the pitch and in particular the 1968 All Ireland when Tony broke the hearts of the Tipp team in Croke Park.

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