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Cavan and Lakemen’s genuine passion proves Tailteann Cup doubters were wrong

Dick Clerkin


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Sligo's Pat Spillane (left) was on top form. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Sligo's Pat Spillane (left) was on top form. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Sligo's Pat Spillane (left) was on top form. Photo: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

There is no disguising real emotion. On Saturday morning, the anticipation at our U-9 training session was palpable. The kids were promised a prize if they scored 15 out of their 30 penalty kicks past me.

With 14 successful attempts and only one kick remaining, the anticipation was as real as it gets. The final kicker, Shay, a great kid and mad about football, tragically lost his father in an accident earlier this year.


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