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GAA: Glenullin bid to end famine

By John Campbell

Published 10/10/2007

Present and past Derry players will combine in an effort to end the county championship title famine that the Glenullin club has endured for the past 24 years.

The north Derry outfit have lived in the shadow of teams like Bellaghy, Ballinderry and Loup of late but this year they have made a stunning breakthrough to reach next Sunday's decider.

Current Derry players Paddy Bradley, Ger O'Kane and Eoin Bradley along with former county representatives Rory Boylan and Shane O'Kane will bring their experience to bear on Sunday against Bellaghy in what promises to be an interesting decider.

Former Derry county board chairman Gerard O'Kane, father of defender Ger, has vivid recollections of Glenullin's last appearance in the final.

"It was a great feeling to win. I was in that side and it was immensely satisfying. But we have suffered a long drought in terms of getting our hands on the title again," says O'Kane.

"We may not have many senior titles but we like to think that we do things right. We have in Martin Mullan one of the best club chairmen there is ? no job is too big nor too small if it is to the benefit of Glenullin," adds O'Kane. Doubtless Martin will lead the celebrations should Glenullin come up trumps on Sunday!

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