The original painting ” Birthright” was donated in loving memory of Tommy Brosnan to the Brosnan family to raise funds for IMNDA. It was also to honour my brother in law, Stocky O’Mahony as both of these lovely gentlemen died from Motor Neuron Disease. I had always wanted to paint an image to capture the emotional pull Kerry people have for the green and gold jersey and their absolute belief that Sam Maguire belongs in the Kingdom. This special painting needed a raison d’etre, and my inspiration came from witnessing the ravages of Motor Neurone Disease. The original painting was bought by Kerry GAA through Bomber Liston . It was then sold in New York to raise funds for the Centre of Excellence.
Since then, this painting and fine art print with a Kerry Jersey and an O’Neills football has proven to be very popular with Kerry people at home and abroad.
The reaction to this painting and print has been amazing, and I would like to thank everyone for their kind words of support, and to all who have purchased it. I would like to wish the Kerry team continued success, and the return of the Sam Maguire to Kerry once again in September.
Each copy of Birthright comes with the following dedication:
Birthright…to the people of Kerry who believe that the Kingdom is the true home of Sam Maguire…
and to all the mighty players past and present…
who made this belief possible.
Birthright is now available to purchase here as a fine art print and it is also available from Henneberys Sports store in Tralee. Price: €145 (unframed) including postage to anywhere in the world. Can also be purchased framed if you are living locally.
Please feel free to contact me for more information: