Dungiven asked rivals to help them win ’97 Ulster title

Dungiven won the 1997 Ulster Club Championship with a brilliantly talented team, however on their way to the final their young manager Eugene Kelly made an audacious move to make sure the Derry champions captured the provincial trophy.

In the current issue of the paper, in the Grand Old Team Feature, Joe Brolly explains the story of how the manager asked him to go to Seamus Downey and the Lavey team to ask them for advice.

This might not seem like a surprising move, as Lavey had won the Ulster title in the 1990/91 season, but the reason it was plucky was due to the fact Dungiven had knocked Lavey out of the Derry championship a few weeks before hand.

In the current issue of Gaelic Life Read the full story of how Kelly had prepared the team, what Brolly said to Downey, and the advice that the Lavey man gave to the Derry team.

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