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Paddy Cunningham: My heart would break if my last dance with Antrim was totally scuppered by coronavirus concerns

 

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Family guy: Paddy Cunningham with his wife Claire and children Aoife and Aimee

Family guy: Paddy Cunningham with his wife Claire and children Aoife and Aimee

Paddy Cunningham in action for Antrim

Paddy Cunningham in action for Antrim

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Family guy: Paddy Cunningham with his wife Claire and children Aoife and Aimee

This year was meant to be Paddy Cunningham's very own last dance with Antrim, but it appears his health issues might preclude him from playing any further part in their season.

The 35-year-old accepted an invitation from Saffrons manager Lenny Harbinson to rejoin the panel after a hiatus of several seasons, prompted by a series of sparkling displays for his club Lamh Dhearg as they reached the county final in 2019.

Antrim's season was also going well as they were in position for a Division Four final, while they were due to play the winners of the Ulster Championship preliminary round tie between Monaghan and Cavan.