Who: Ken Doherty
Where: Maxol Station, Templeogue
When: circa 1pm June 12th, 2017
Any other business: The former Champion of the World was standing at the Deli (Abra/O’Briens/Bagel Factory) counter waiting on a sandwich to be delivered to him. He was already there when I arrived to collect my own, so I couldn’t tell what his order had been, but he stood stoically staring in the abyss until his food arrived and he high tailed it out of the store. He had a lovely demeanour however, and exuded no airs and graces that would suggest this man once bestrode his sport like a colossus.
This wasn’t our first encounter, as both Ken and I are acquainted from back in the day, when we would exchange pleasantries in Jason’s of Ranelagh when he stood in behind the counter for the owner on occasion. Ken always came across as a sound enough chap.