The Munster winger from Kilkenny who is now Tipp’s physio
Ian Dowling: “You don't know what the ceiling is for the footballers in Tipperary.”
BY SHANE STAPLETON
A Kilkenny man in Tipperary colours.
It’s an uncommon sight, and there was a time when Ian Dowling was the butt of jokes about stepping over the county boundaries. Not that he minds.
“I think the novelty of all that has kind of worn off”, Dowling smiles. “There's not much to it now, maybe a bit more in Kilkenny where there is a bit of slagging. It's all good now at the minute.”
It’s been a winding road for a man who hurled all the way up with O’Loughlin Gaels, who won two European Cups with Munster, collected a couple of Ireland rugby caps, and is now physio for the Premier County footballers.