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Derrytresk boss appeals to president

IN the aftermath of their crushing one-point defeat in the All-Ireland Club Junior Football final, the Derrytresk manager appealed to Uachtarán Christy Cooney to help heal the hurt the club has suffered.

Paul Hughes, who managed the team alongside Paul Canavan, praised the manner in which his side played the final, and also how the fans supported their team during the 1-8 to 1-7 loss to Naomh Padraig Clonbur.

Yet he had one message.
“I hope that those who were critical of us will see how our players and supporters behaved themselves and rethink their judgements. The punishments for this team were very harsh,” he said.

“The odds were stacked against us because we weren’t allowed to have our own runner on the field or water boys. It’s unbelievable and I hope the GAA President will come and watch the video and tell me why three lads are crying because they thought they let the team down by not being on the field.”

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