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Kilcoo's Gilligan's pain as club series is put on hold

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Conleith Gilligan

Conleith Gilligan

Conleith Gilligan

When Kilcoo lost out to all-conquering Corofin in the All-Ireland club football final back in January, the Down and Ulster champions sought solace in a familiar sporting refrain - 'There's always next year'.

The only problem is there is no 'next year' this time round as both the Ulster and All-Ireland club championships have been ruled out because of time constraints resulting from the Covid-19 epidemic.

And the disappointment sparked by this turn of events has grown more acute following what is generally felt to be the best series of county championships in Ulster for some considerable time.