Sally-Ann Does Kerry Proud In Dome Interview

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Sally Ann Leahy on stage in the Dome.

IT’S been a good few days for the Causeway parish.

After capturing the County Hurling title for the first time in 21 years, one of their own represented the county as Kerry Rose and Sally-Ann Leahy did us all proud at the Dome on Tuesday night.

The Home Economics teacher and Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator in Meán Scoil Nua an Leith-Tríuigh, Castlegregory, received a rapturous welcome from the home crowd when she walked on stage for her interview with Daithi.

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She alluded to that great victory in her interview and said they brought the Neilus Flynn Cup to the Dome.

Sally-Ann spoke about losing her mother when she was 14 years old and how difficult it was. She said her mother is always with her and also spoke of her special bond with her father since her mother passed.

“He’s my inspiration, he’s such a wonderful man. When you lose one parent you get that little bit closer to your other parent. I’m blessed to have him,” she said.

She also told of how she takes in children as a volunteer with Chernobyl Children’s Fund, Tralee welcoming them into her home during the summer – “they bring my soul to life, they’re just fantastic,” she said.

Sally Ann’s boyfriend of 10 years, Thomas from Asdee, was also present and Daithi playfully suggested he get a move on. Like all the other Kerry Roses before her, Sally-Ann did a fantastic job in the Dome.

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