Illustration is a little crude and it took me longer than I thought it would, but it was my first attempt at a comic, recreating some iconic moments from the 1956 All-Ireland Hurling Final between Wexford and Cork.
In the last few minutes, Cork's great Christy Ring was through on goal. He was all set to score the possible winner but Wexford's goalkeeper Art Foley blocked the shot and cleared down the field. Ring continued his run into goal and grabbed Foley's hair d and said something to the relieved keeper. For years, people wondered what Christy said to Art.
Martin Codd's book "The Way I Saw It" in 2005 finally solved it when Codd received a written letter from Foley explaining the incident, and the events leading up to it in great detail. Christy, after Art had made the save, raced in grabbed Art by the hair and said "You little black bastard you've beaten us"; Foley replied "It's about so and so time someone did" but he then went on and congratulated Foley.
I used a bit of poetic licence in the comic, left out the hair pulling and changed what Ring said a bit but you get the general idea of the situation anyway.
Also added one of the greatest displays of showmanship when Wexford's Nick O'Donnell and Bobby Rackard raised Christy Ring on their shoulders having just beaten his Cork team.