Sean South wasn't universally popular in Limerick during his lifetime, principally thanks to his habit of prowling the cinemas of the city so as to break apart young, unmarried couples who were so bold as to chance a kiss.
He was rather a religious man, you see, and a member of the Knights of Columbanus.
But his early death in the course of an IRA raid on an RUC barracks in Fermanagh turned him into a folk hero.
Frequent visitors to The Big Tree in Drumcondra after big games in Croke Park will have heard the Sean South song thousands of times. And the Limerick U21 hurlers tipped the cap after their resounding win in Thurles yesterday.
A great night a famous night pic.twitter.com/eekvJIZyCe
— Liam Aherne (@laherne95) September 12, 2015