Republican News · Thursday 29 June 2000

[An Phoblacht]

Omagh Council to honour football champions

Omagh Council has agreed to hold a special reception in honour of the triumphant Tyrone Under 21 football team that lifted last month's All-Ireland title.

The decision, a first for Omagh, won the support of all the councillors present at the council's June meeting.

The victory over Limerick in Mullingar last month marked the high point for Tyrone football so far this year.

Speaking to the motion, Sinn Féin councillor and West Tyrone Assembly member Barry McElduff proposed that the team, their families, as well the management pairing of Mickey Harte and Fr. Gerard McAleer be invited. ``They are fully deserving of our congratulations'' said McElduff.


Dungiven GAA accuses Limavady council

Francie Brolly, president of St Canice's GAA club in Dungiven, County Derry, has accused unionist-dominated Limavady Council of ignoring the club's appeals for better pitches.

Brolly says the council has fobbed the club off when they have asked that playing facilities be provided for the GAA in the County Derry town. The club has 580 playing members and is one of the biggest in Ulster. That figure represents 25% of the town's population.

Says Brolly: ``We have lobbied for at least three proper-sized Gaelic pitches with changing facilities and we keep getting nowhere. Dungiven was provided with two soccer pitches, but these are unplayable for long periods. The council suggested that we use these but they are two short. It is about time the council started providing the facilities this town needs and stops fobbing us off with nothing.''

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