Justin Boulka wrote: Steve’s father, Mike, was a renowned bare-knuckle boxer and was a sparring partner for John L. Sullivan and Martin “Farmer” Burns. His mother, Bridget was a champion oarswoman. Bridget’s father was a local strongman known as Johnny Mountain. Steve Casey’s daughter, Margaret, became a distinguished oarswoman while attending Harvard University. Rumor has it that Steve Casey’s hands were 15 from the point of the thumb to the point of the little finger. There is a life-sized statue of Steve Casey on the left as you leave Sneem on the Killarney road. Steve Casey was a member of the US Army around 1942.