Stack then said to me, “Roger Casement is after landing; we don’t know where he is but he is probably somewhere around Banna Strand”. Stack told me we would have to avoid going through Ardfert at all costs, so I branched off at Tubrid, came down the North Commons Road and broke out at Banna Cross. Stack was delighted that we had passed the village without encountering the police. We went on towards Banna Strand. On the way from Banna Cross to the Strand a horse and cart in charge of two policemen came against us. On the cart was a boat. Stack turned to Bailey and asked, “Is that your boat?” Bailey said, “Yes, that is the boat we used after leaving the submarine”. Stack paused for a moment and then said, “Oh, God, lads, the game is up”. When we got to Banna Strand there were about twenty policemen there posted at different points.
Bureau of Military History testimony of Maurice Moriarty, Tralee Company, Irish Volunteers