Healy still savouring success

October 17, 2018

Portlaoise's Ricky Maher celebrates with Cahir Healy after their Laois SFC final victory over O'Dempseys at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

In his sixteen years playing adult football, Portlaoise defender Cahir Healy has amazingly picked up 12 county titles.

Last Sunday saw Healy man the Portlaoise defence as they defeated O’Dempsey’s to claim their 34th county senior football championship title.

The dual star could be forgiven for admitting that it doesn’t mean as much winning a county title these days as it did when he first started out, but he stressed to the Leinster Express that is certainly not the case as he has had an amazing couple of weeks winning a Senior B hurling title and then the SFC last weekend.

Healy even had to deal with a year on the sidelines with a cruciate injury and he admits it is great to be back out on the field.

“I got back from the cruciate about eleven weeks ago and it’s just the dream. The dream year after the last few horrible ones, I guess. I’ve had loads of lonely nights the last few years trying to get back playing, but I’m here today,” said Healy.

“They all mean as much as the previous one. Your hunger never gets blunted. I suppose these two titles, bar my first senior hurling and football are the most special.”

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