Council to honour GAA heroes

Cavan County Council has given an undertaking to host a Civic Reception for the Cavan Senior Men’s GAA team to honour their Ulster Championship success.

At the December meeting of the local authority Cathaoirleach Sarah O’Reilly said that “when appropriate” the local authority will hold the reception for the team that “brought joy and happiness in an otherwise dull year”.

The late Conor Madden goal helped Cavan upset Donegal, 1-13 to 0-12 in the Ulster final for their first Anglo-Celt Cup triumph since 1997. The result was undoubtedly the upset of the 2020 championship.

It set up a historic semi final pairing on the centenary weekend of Bloody Sunday. Cavan’s win meant the All-Ireland semi-final line-up was the same as 1920, with Mayo playing Tipperary and the Cavan Dublin clash on the other side.

Cathaoirleach O’Reilly’s proposal was commended by many of the elected representatives with Cllr Madeleine Argue saying: “Mickey Graham should be very proud. He has lifted the hearts of all of Cavan.”

Council members were unanimous in their support for the proposal.