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Pomeroy eager for All-Ireland prize


Ciaran McKenna, left, won a Gaelic Life All-Star for his performances with Pomeroy in 2016

By Barry O’Donnell and Ronan Scott

POMEROY’S Ciaran McKenna is dreaming of a return to an All-Ireland final.

The defender is one of just three players on the current team who were part of the panel that experienced heartbreak of 12 years ago, in the 2005 All-Ireland campaign when Pomeroy lost out to Cork’s Carberry Rangers.

It was game which McKenna spoke about in the lead up to this Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final against St Colmcille’s at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh.

“We’d done the double in 2004. I remember it was the first year of the All-Ireland Club competitions for Intermediate clubs. I was actually captain and the final was played at Portlaoise which was disappointing for all of us.

“Since then it has been moved to Croke Park which is brilliant and now hopefully we will get there if we get past this Meath team.”

He added: “Semi-finals are there to be won and that’s especially so in this case given the size of the prize that lies in wait for the winners. It would be a special occasion no doubt for a club like Pomeroy to get to Croke Park on All-Ireland Final day. That is what our aim is.”

The full interview with Ciaran McKenna is available in store today or online here.



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