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GAA: Progress all the way at Tullysaran

By John Campbell

Published 24/10/2007

Tullysaran may be in fifth position in Division Three of the Armagh All County League but this should not be allowed to mask what is a thriving club where the emphasis is on youth.

Indeed, such is the zeal at Under-8 level that extra coaching sessions have had to be arranged and the club recently took part in a tournament hosted by the Armagh Harps club.

Leonard Conlan, Seamus Doyle, David Kennedy and Paul Corrigan are among the people helping to drive Tullysaran forward. This year, the club supplied the captain of the Armagh Minor team in the highly-talented David Comiskey.

This schoolteacher's son led by example but was not quite able to bring Armagh to provincial honours which ended up in Tyrone's grasp although it was Derry who reached the All Ireland decider only to lose in heartbreaking circumstances to Donegal.

Young Comiskey is one of several players who have been introduced of late to the Tullysaran senior team and who have shown themselves more than capable of fitting in at this level.

"We have a good blend in our senior side and our aim now is to climb up the Division Three table. There are a lot of ambitious clubs around us and we have to show that we can live with them," said Leonard Conlan.

Judging by the commitment currently being shown in the under-age sectors, this goal may well be achieved in the near future.

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