Kerry GAA stars salute Leinster schools cup winner who claimed 2014 All-Ireland minor medal

AN ALL-IRELAND minor football title last September and a Leinster senior schools rugby triumph today.

It’s not a bad haul of sporting accolades in a six-month period with Kerry’s Robert Wharton achieving that remarkable feat.

Wharton is from the Renard club in South Kerry – where senior defender Killian Young also hails from – and he came on in last year’s All-Ireland minor final win over Donegal for his clubmate Brian Sugrue.

Today he was outside centre on the Cistercian College Roscrea team that won the Leinster senior schools cup for the first time with a 18-11 final success over Belvedere College at Donnybrook.

Some well-known Kerry senior football personalities were quick to praise his achievement.