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Quinn’s Corner Congratulate Ulster Junior Champions Derrytresk
Quinn’s Corner recently hosted a complimentary celebration meal for the newly crowned Ulster Junior Club Football Champions Derrytresk Fir An Chnoic. The Derrytresk players and management team were invited by proprietor Paudge Quinn after their successful victory in the Tyrone Junior Championship final in October but the very kind offer was put on hold by the club while they continued to progress in their Ulster Championship campaign. The silver lining in that campaign was of course the hard earned victory by ‘the Hill’ over Monaghan champions Cremartin at the Morgan Athletic Grounds which allowed them add the Ulster title to their Tyrone victory. Owner Mr Paudge Quinn commented that he was delighted to see a small club like Derrytresk have the opportunity to experience the special atmosphere that winning a championship generates in a club and in the entire area and added that his gesture of a meal for the team was simply a way of saying well done to one of Tyrone’s smallest clubs. Paudge was also keen to add his congratulations to the team on their Ulster Final victory and wished them well in the All-Ireland series in January.
Derrytresk Club Chairman Barney Campbell said his club were very grateful to Quinn’s Corner and he thanked Paudge Quinn and his daughter Kerrie for hosting the evening and providing such an excellent three course meal free of charge for the club players. Barney also pointed out that Derrytresk had gone in to their Ulster campaign to represent Tyrone as well as they could and would now seek to represent Ulster in exactly the same way in the All-Ireland semi-final. He pointed out that small clubs need support from their own community and beyond if they were to survive and he felt that the support of Quinn’s Corner for his club was an excellent example of the GAA family working together.
Derrytresk will play their All-Ireland Junior Club semi-final game on Sunday 22nd January against Dromid Pearses, home club of Kerry star Declan O’Sullivan, at a time and venue yet to be arranged. The journey continues for Tyrone’s smallest club and they will surely need, (given the presence of Declan O’Sullivan), as much support as possible from all Ulster Gaels as they seek to reach the promised land of Croke Park.