Ahead of tomorrow’s GAA Football final replay between Dublin and Mayo.
Maria Brosnan-Barrett writes:
A heartwarming story that I really want to share with GAA fans
My son, David Barrett (6) has been to every Mayo game this year, apart from the drawn final. We struggled to get tickets and it was breaking our poor little man’s heart. We had to take down the poster of Aidan O’Shea from his room as he was so upset.
Then an incredible thing happened: my husband was having a pint in our local pub Mulvihill’s, when he started telling the story to our local barman Darragh (a Corkman better known as “Hightower” on account of his small stature!).
A stranger sitting on his own at the bar overheard the whole story, and fell into conversation with my husband about GAA, the price of milk, and all kinds of other things. He left the bar late in the evening and said to my husband “your son’s name is David, right?”
My husband replied yes. He never knew anything about the man, apart from the fact that his name was Conor and he had very pronounced dimples when he smiled.
Two days ago, a letter arrived to Mulvihill’s addressed to “Master David Barrett, Mayo’s biggest fan” and Hightower’s jaw nearly dropped when he saw a ticket to the final in the envelope!
Little Davey wrote him a letter (above) and I just want to let Conor know, if he ever sees this, that his kindness will never be forgotten.
September 30, 2016 at 09:41AM http://ift.tt/2cwPBLo