By Cian O’Connell
Much has changed during the past two decades, but Eoin Kennedy’s passion for the game endures. For the 18th time in 19 years Kennedy returns to contest the 60x30 All Ireland Handball final at Croke Park.
The last ever occasion, against the splendid Westmeath player Robbie McCarthy, at the complex before the new centre opens will be a poignant affair, but there is no shortage of memories for Kennedy from the iconic Drumcondra venue.
“Even growing up I used to go in to watch the big matches there with Ducksie playing, when Ducksie was winning all those years,” Kennedy wistfully recalls.