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11 October 2019 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Boss Kieran said Magheracloone ‘didn’t have training facilities of our own’ for first six months of season

Colm Shalvey reports

Magheracloone have made light of the loss of their own playing facilities to sit top of the IFL, as well as being through to Sunday’s McElvaney’s Waste & Recycling Intermediate Football Championship Final. Team manager James Kieran said: “It was certainly a factor for the first six months because we didn’t have any training facilities of our own. We were doing a lot of travelling and we were very dependent on the goodwill of neighbouring clubs, both within the county and even more so in Cavan, Meath and Louth.

We got a great response from those clubs and the players gave a great response because there was a lot of travelling involved but they never complained. When we got our training facility up and running in July, it made things a lot simpler as we had our base.” Club chairman Francie Jones added: “It was a massive challenge. You lose your base, even somewhere…

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