Profile: Johnny Lynch

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Johnny Lynch and his donkey.

This is a unique picture of a great Portlaoise supporter, Johnny Lynch, of O’Moore Place, who rode to Mountmellick on a donkey to follow the Portlaoise hurlers in an epic game against great rivals, Clonad, played in Mountmellick. The feat developed fondly into legendary status for many generations in the town.

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