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Corby ORahillys Gaa players travelled to Ireland the weekend of the 13th of March to take part in Clonoe O'Rahilly Tyrone Centenary nine aside Football Tournament which took place to celebrate Clonoe ORahillys Centenary.
Corby ORahillys Gaa players travelled to Ireland the weekend of the 13th of March to take part in Clonoe O'Rahilly Tyrone Centenary nine aside Football Tournament which took place to celebrate Clonoe ORahillys Centenary.
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A Gaelic football team from Corby travelled to Northern Ireland for a special centenary tournament in County Tyrone earlier this month.

The 17-strong squad from Corby O’Rahilly GAA were invited to take part in the one-off nine-a-side event by Clonoe O’Rahilly, a club founded in 1916.

There are a number of Gaelic football teams in Ireland which bear the name O’Rahilly, and the Corby club was founded by a former Clonoe O’Rahilly player.

Stephen Purdon, from Corby O’Rahilly, said: “This was a unique and historic occasion as it was the first ever gathering of the O’Rahilly clubs from across Ireland and our Corby club.

“We would like to thank the players and mentors who made the long journey to Northern Ireland to represent us and perform so valiantly against senior teams.”

Corby reached the quarter-finals of the tournament.

Mr Purdon added: “The quality of the Irish teams was too much to handle on this occasion for Corby.”

Corby O’Rahilly trains on Tuesdays at Rockingham Triangle.

For more information about the team, visit the club’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/CorbyGAA.