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Gaelic team praised for breaking barriers

By Mark Edwards

The efforts of a cross-community gaelic football team made up of students from three Northern Ireland secondary schools have been praised for "breaking down barriers".

Gareth Wilson, the Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council, hosted Banbridge Cuchulainns at a civic reception.

The team won the Ulster GAA Cuchulainn Cup earlier this year and represented Ulster at the recent All-British Championships.

The team was made up of students from St Patrick's College, Banbridge High School and Newbridge College, with the mayoral event at Banbridge Civic building being held during Community Relations and Cultural Awareness Week.

GAA president Michael Hasson said: "We are delighted Lord Mayor Gareth Wilson has officially recognised the efforts and commitment of the three Banbridge schools to the Cuchulainn initiative."

The "positive initiative" was praised by Alderman Wilson.

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