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Thursday 22 March 2018

John braves the crowds to support Mickey's team

John McAreavey at the Kerry v Tyrone match.
John McAreavey at the Kerry v Tyrone match.

John McAreavey was spotted still wearing his wedding ring as he put on a brave face at the weekend to support Tyrone during the county's clash with Kerry at Fitzgerald Stadium in The Kingdom.

However, in the end, Kerry advanced to round four of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship qualifiers with a 1-16 to 1-6 win on their home patch on Saturday.

The son-in-law of Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has been home less than a fortnight following the acquittal of two hotel workers, who were found not guilty of murdering his wife Michaela (27) during the couple's honeymoon on the resort island of Mauritius, in January 2011.

Both Mr Harte and Mr McAreavey have appealed for privacy following the gruelling eight-week trial in which the bereaved husband wore his wedding ring every day. But their strength of character and determination to put the nightmare behind them was evident when they were seen smiling during the launch of the Michaela Foundation girls' summer camp in Ballygawley, Co Tyrone on Friday.

The camp is dedicated to the memory of the fun-loving young school teacher who embraced her faith and the Irish language.

Meanwhile, Donegal was celebrating last night after recording a resounding 2-18 and 0-13 victory over Down at Clones' St Tiernach's Park to regain the Ulster Senior Championship title, the first time the county has retained the Anglo-Celt cup in its history.

Irish Independent

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