A chip off the old block...

April 22, 2022

Rio Mortimer follows in his fathers' footsteps.

Kenneth Mortimer was an outstanding corner back, wearing the two jersey, on the Mayo senior football team that contested the 1996 and 1997 All-Ireland SFC finals, and his son Rio from the Claremorris club, will fill the same position for the county minor side in tonight's Connacht opener against Leitrim at James Stephens Park in Ballina.

There have been a few other notable father-son combinations on the minor football scene this year.

Steven McDonnell won an All-Ireland SFC medal with Armagh in 2002, his son Keelan is part of the Orchard County squad named to face Derry in the Ulster MFC first round at the Athletic Grounds tomorrow.

Meanwhile, Ben Ryan, whose father Glenn is the Kildare senior football manager, has lined out at wing back for the Lilywhite minors who have come through the Leinster groupstage unbeaten.


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