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29 May 2022

Longford and Antrim 1977 reunion at Corrigan Park, Belfast

Longford and Antrim 1977 reunion at Corrigan Park, Belfast

Jim Donnelly, Pat Keenan and Kevin Gough Picture: Patrick McIlwaine

On his way into Corrigan Park, Belfast for last Saturday week’s Allianz NFL game between Antrim and Longford, Patrick McIlwaine says he got chatting to a man from Longford, Pat Keenan from Ardagh.

Pat informed Patrick that he played in the Kilmacud 7’s against St John’s GAA Belfast for St Patrick’s Ardagh back in 1977 and it set Patrick thinking.

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A quick enquiry confirmed what he was thinking and he got hold of two men who are always there to welcome patrons to Corrigan Park, Jim Donnelly and Kevin Gough.

Jim and Kevin were part of that St John’s 1977 panel and they were delighted to pose for a photograph with their former foe and now new found friend Pat Keenan

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