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Naomh Mearnóg Team’s 20 Year Reunion

1997 NM TeamPictured are members of the 1997 All Stars winning minor team of Naomh Mearnog GAA Club, who returned for a 20 year reunion celebration match last week

The 1997 All Stars winning minor team of Naomh Mearnog GAA Club who won the Minor A Championship and League Division 1 Title in 1997 recently gathered for a twenty year reunion. Past players travelled home from San Francisco, New York, London and Italy. Old friends met in the Club bar and reminisced as they watched a recording of their glorious championship final. The event was a heartfelt one as the team remembered their great friend and team mate, Paddy McConnell who passed away in recent years.

The original coaches, Mick Colreavey, Declan Mc Connell and Noel Mc Kenna shared their memories and were presented with gifts from the team.

After the Friday reunion, the 1997 minor team laced up their boots for one last time as they played in the annual Paddy McConnell Memorial Day at the club. An evening of celebrations and a BBQ followed with friends, families and club members raising a glass to Paddy Mc Connell.