In the final part of his interview, Fr Vincent Lawless tells Michael Fahy how he stayed in touch whilst in Nigeria with life in Kilconieron particularly the hurling by reading the Connacht Tribune. He feels that he is responsible for the famous quote that the paper used for years to demonstrate its importance to the Irish Diaspora, namely “The Connacht Tribune, is like a letter only more so”. For the All-Ireland finals, the local Irish use to hook up a home-made aerial to the tallest tree in the locality to listen to Irish radio.
His first appointment on his return to Ireland after 33 years in NIgeria was as parish priest of Kilornan where he re-established his love of Gaelic sports by becoming chairperson of the loca Camogie club