Final Day In Maghery Proves Great Success
14 September 2003
The Minor & Junior Championship Finals took place in Maghery last Sunday. Although the weather left much to be desired, in all other aspects Sunday 7th September proved to be a great success story in the history of Maghery GFC.
Between the Minor & Junior team supporters, neutral spectators and those interested in the reunion of the 1953 Armagh All-Ireland Finalists, close to two thousand people passed through the newly erected turnstiles in Felix Hamil Park.
Armagh Harps had a convincing win over Silverbridge in the Minor Championship Final, while the local derby Junior Final saw Annaghmore emerge victors over Clonmore by two points. The presentation of the Junior prize was a particularly poignant moment, as the wife of deceased Armagh ’53 captain Sean Quinn presented his memorial trophy to Annaghmore captain, and member of last year’s All-Ireland winning squad, Shane Symth.
Maghery GFC wish to congratulate Harps Minors and Annaghmore on their deserved victories and to commiserate with Silverbridge Minors and Clonmore. The committee would also like to thank all those who helped to make the day such a great success: stewards, ticket sellers, gate collectors, bar people, those who made and served refreshments and all those who came along to support the event.