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Martin Mulholland ends 29-year wait for medal

GAA wrap-up

By John Campbell

Former Antrim ace Martin Mulholland finally ended his 29-year wait for a championship medal at the weekend.

His club Con Magees won the Antrim junior football championship by beating Glenravel 2-9 to 1-6 to make it a particularly memorable occasion for their 44-year-old full-back.

Mulholland has been a defender with the club he first served as a raw 15-year-old before earning his inter-county spurs at senior level.

Con Magees' triumph marks a significant landmark in the club's history and, of course, signals a red-letter day in Mulholland's career.

"It's great to get my hands on a medal as it makes all the training and effort over the years worthwhile," said the popular Mulholland.

Meanwhile, Donegal skipper Michael Murphy was in fine form for Glenswilly when they overcame Sean MacCumhaills in the county championship quarter-finals.

Murphy scored 2-5 of his team's total of 2-20 to which MacCumhaills responded with 1-14. Gary McFadden contributed six points for the winners who led by 0-12 to 1-5 at half-time.

Kilcar turned in a fine performance to beat Termon by 0-19 to 0-14 with Patrick McBrearty in particularly fine fettle. He landed seven points with Michael Hegarty registering four and Matthew McClean chipping in with three.

In the Cavan senior football championship semi-finals, Ramor United beat Lavey by 2-10 to 1-10, while Castlerahan got the better of Gowna by 3-9 to 1-10.

Kevin Mulvany and Jack Brady scored Ramor's goals with James Brady and Adrian Cole sharing in the team's points blitz.

Castlerahan, meanwhile, were well on their way to victory at half-time when they led Gowna by 3-4 to 1-5 with David Wright, Paul Brady and Enda Flanagan getting their goals.

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