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South Down MLAs congratulate County side on reaching All-Ireland Final

30 August, 2010 - by Caitríona Ruane

Sinn Féin MLAs for south, Down Caitríona Ruane and Willie Clakre have both commened the County Down senior footballers and wished them all the best in their game against Cork in the All-Ireland Footballing Final.

Speaking after Down beat Kildare at Croke Park yesterday Ms Ruane said;

“It was clear from the thousands that descended upon Croke Park that Down had a tremendous amount of support from across the county and beyond. Their performance in this, the fiftieth anniversary of the historic Down All-Ireland victory in 1960 is an example to the many young people who follow the Down side faithfully and one day hope to follow in the footsteps of their sporting heroes.

Comhghairdeas mór le achan uile dhuine a ghlac páirt inné agus tharr na blianta leis an bua stairiúil seo a bhaint amach. Go neirí libh uilig, An Dún abú!”

Willie Clarke continued;

“The GAA is the envy of sporting and community organisations the world over, their commitment to their sport, their communities, their clubs and their county is tremendous. Yesterday’s match against Kildare showed the passion and skill that the GAA continues to instill in young people who choose to play this wonderful game!

We wish everyone involved with the Down set-up all the very best in what will no doubt be an exiciting and historic game against County Cork. Up Down!” CRÍOCH

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