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East Belfast players take on St Michael’s last night

East Belfast players take on St Michael’s last night

Irish Language Development Officer Linda Ervine with Sean Og McAteer (left), Down County Secretary, and Eddie Mulgrew (right), Club Chairman St Michaels

Irish Language Development Officer Linda Ervine with Sean Og McAteer (left), Down County Secretary, and Eddie Mulgrew (right), Club Chairman St Michaels

East Belfast players take on St Michael’s last night

A small piece of GAA history occurred on Friday night on the Down-Armagh border, with East Belfast GAA club making their competitive debut against St Michael's in the Down All-County Football League.

The scoreline ended 2-10 to 2-05 in favour of St Michael's, but that may rank as one of the least interesting facets of what has gone on over the past seven weeks.

On an idle Sunday morning, two friends in Richard Maguire of Carryduff and former London player Dave McGreevy of Teconnaught developed a thought they had about a possible brand new GAA club in east Belfast.