Front Row: Andrew Leahy, Peter McKenna, Dermot McKenna, Grace McKenna, Michael McKenna
Well done to Dermot
, his brother Peter and the Ulster Bank
for their part in making this happen.
How the Sam Maguire came into it is another story in itself and proved just reward for Dermot
efforts in making the whole day possible.
During the School visit to Fore Una Darcy from the Westmeath
Examiner, a Tyrone native and avid football supporter, told a few of the people present that "Sam" was in the village of Clonmellon only a few miles up the road.
journalistic nose for a story started to work overtime and she
set about uniting the two cups.
This can't have been an easy task as either side would have been understandibly reluctant to part with their treasure; even for a couple of hours.
With typical "Nordy" determination, however, she
was equal to the task and arrived in the McKenna household with Sam in time to get her
story and her
will tell you that it all happened so fast that if the photographs weren't there to prove it he
would have thought it was all a dream.
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