Lenny Connaughton from Clostoken hurled for Clostoken, Kilconieron and Loughrea during the early 1960s .
His family shop was the hub of the parish. Sunday hurling in an adjacent field was followed by players & spectators descending on the shop for ice cream and soft drinks. The premise was also renowned for card games and dances with Lenny’s musically-minded mother happily serving as the local DJ with her wide collection of gramophone records. Lenny also provides Michael Fahy with many examples of the harsh regime that held sway in the local school when he was a pupil there