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Call for young Dubs to put forward their 'local legend'

TV3 are asking young Dubs to nominate their Local Legend.

It could be a teacher, a mentor, a supporter or the person that makes the sandwiches, puts up the nets and sweeps out the dressing-room.

It's a chance for a child to win a prize to bring 10 of their friends to a VIP Fun Day at Tayto Park in Meath.

Get more details on www.tv3.ie.

When you log on, fill out the form with the help of an adult, and write down what makes your nomination a local legend, and draw a little picture of what they look like.

Then post back your entry to Ireland AM, TV3, Westgate Business Park, Ballymount, Dublin 24.

Closing date is Friday, June 21.

All the local legends nominated have a chance of winning a seven-night cruise on the Mediterranean.

ONE of Dublin's top referees, Garryowen McMahon, is getting married this Friday to Mayo woman, Niamh Roche, who comes from the pretty village of Irishtown, just outside Claremorris.

Garryowen is from the O'Dwyer's club. He hails from Monaghan. He was once a Rose of Tralee escort. He's a noted accordion player.

But despite Monaghan's Ulster Championship win over Antrim last Sunday, Niamh says that her Farney man can keep on whistling for his supper!

CATHAL McLOUGHLIN died over the weekend. He was a brilliant St Vincent's and Dublin hurler. A peach of a half-back.

He played on the famous Vincent's team of the 50s and 60s which collected a cluster of Dublin gold. His celebrated colleagues included Norman Allen, Snitchie Ferguson and the great Heffo.

Cathal became a referee and he was a fine golfer at Clontarf Golf Club. Often, he'd tee-off at dawn. And that also summed up his excellence as a hurler – always first to the ball.

email: niallscullyfootball@eircom.net