Kerry writer Con Houlihan died this morning in Dublin at the age of 86. A native of Castleisland in County Kerry he was regarded as one of Ireland’s finest sports writers and columnists. He worked for the Irish Press group of newspapers and later with the Irish Independent and Evening Herald. A bust in his honour adorns Main Street in Castleisland and a pavement plaque layus outside the Palace Bar in Dublin. Two years ago he was presented with the inaugural Inspirational Life achievement award. Photo show Con at the unveiling of the bust in Castleisland in 2004.Picture by Don MacMonagle

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