A new book celebrating the life story of former Tipperary hurling legend, Mickey ‘The Rattler ‘ Byrne, will be launched here in Thurles tonight.
Pic. shows: B/R – L-R:- L. Carroll, S. Cantwell, D. Kinane, P. Stakelum.
F/R – L-R:- S. Quinlan, M. ‘Rattler ‘ Byrne, P. Lyons.
Mickey Byrne was born in Thurles, County Tipperary, in 1923 and was educated locally, attending Thurles CBS where his hurling skills were first developed.
Mickey first tasted success as a hurler when he won a Dean Ryan Cup medal, in 1939. Later, his hurling skill, his wit and athletic achievements would elevate him to be one of the great legendary figures of the world of Gaeldom.
The book entitled “The Rattler,” which has been penned by retired Tipperary Star former editor Mr Michael Dundon, will be launched by former RTE games commentator and Co Kerry native Mícheál O’ Muircheartaigh.
The launch takes places in the Anner Hotel, Thurles tonight at 8pm, at which ‘The Rattler ‘ will be present as guest of honour.