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27/02/2017 - 25th anniversary of Donegals first All Ireland Win

 

 

25th anniversary of Donegals first All Ireland Win

Pictured at the special reception held on Sunday in the Villa Rose Hotel to mark the 25th anniversary of Donegal’s first All Ireland win were Brian McEniff former Donegal Manager, Kevin Mills Chair of GAA  Health and Wellbeing Committee, Mairead Cranley, Donegal County Council, Sean Dunnion Chair of Donegal County Board, Cathairleach Cllr Terence Slowey, Grainne Hinnes Chair of Older Persons Council, Seamus Neely Donegal County Council and Garry Duffy GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee. 

 

 

 

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Donegal’s first All Ireland win in 1992 and the GAA along with Donegal County Council used Sunday’s game in Ballybofey as an opportunity to host a very special gathering of some of the county’s greatest fans from all over Donegal.

 

 

25th anniversary of Donegals first All Ireland Win

Former Donegal Manager Brian McEniff enjoying a trip down memory lane with Donegal football fans of the 1992 era, holding the Sam Maguire cup at the special reception held on Sunday in the Villa Rose Hotel to mark the 25th anniversary of Donegal’s first All Ireland win.

 

 

One lucky person from each of the 40 GAA clubs all over the county was selected and invited to a special reception in the Villa Rose Hotel, Ballybofey just before the Dublin V’s Donegal Game in Ballybofey yesterday.  They got to meet their hero’s from the 1992 team and had an opportunity to reminisce about that wonderful moment when the then captain Antony Molloy lifted the Sam Maguire cup and brought it back to the hills.

 

 

25th anniversary of Donegals first All Ireland Win

Special guest from 40 GAA Clubs throughout Donegal who were invited to a special reception on Sunday in the Villa Rose Hotel to mark the 25th anniversary of Donegal’s first All Ireland win.

 

 

 

Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey was delighted to be in a position to host this special reception which was held as part of the Donegal Age Friendly Strategy. 

 

 

25th anniversary of Donegals first All Ireland Win

Cathairleach Cllr Terence Slowey and his wife Patricia Slowey holding the Sam Maguire Cup at at the special reception held on Sunday in the Villa Rose Hotel to mark the 25th anniversary of Donegal’s first All Ireland win.

 

 

 

“A big part of our strategy is about encouraging and facilitating the participation of older people in all aspects of our community.  And as many of us know sport and a love of sport is a very important part of our communities.  Today’s event is about making sure people continue to have opportunities to engage and take part in a whole range of activities and I would like to thank the GAA for their support in hosting today’s reception.  The GAA is such a big part of people’s life in Donegal and an event like today is hugely beneficial for everyone and it is something that the Council is delighted to be involved in”. 

 

 

 

The reception was also attended by Seamus Neely Chief Executive, Donegal County Council, Sean Dunnion GAA County Board Chairman, Former Donegal Manager Brian McEniff and former GAA County Board Chairman Nual McCole.

 

 

25th anniversary of Donegals first All Ireland Win

Grainne Hinnes and Mary McGowan from the Older Persons Council enjoying the atmosphere of the match on Sunday

 

 

 

 

 

 

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