We had a very exciting day in Shrone NS today, when past pupil Aidan O' Mahony, Man-of-the-match Paul Murphy and Kerry minor Shane Ryan came to visit with not one, but two All-Ireland Cups - Sam Maguire and Tom Markham.
They started the visit to Shrone in one of Aidan's old classrooms. He told us all about playing football in our pitch outside with his old school friends - including former Kerry Senior and past pupil Tom O'Sullivan. He said they started the morning with a game of football, by 2 o clock break, the game had turned into the All-Ireland final!
After that, every family had an opportunity to come down and get their photo taken with the 3 players and the 2 cups. The players then signed autographs onto jerseys, iPod covers, hats, programmes, pages and anywhere else they could squeeze them!
The players took the opportunity to have a lunch break, with sandwiches and tea and specially made buns by Marianne Cronin, while everybody had further opportunity to take plenty pictures with the cups!
The players then headed off to the next school, and to keep up with their strict schedule.
Shrone pupils finished the day with a disco, a look back at the photos, and headed home delighted for a free evening of no homework!