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Sligo Dual Star Lines Out For Hurlers And Footballers On Same Day

Sligo Dual Star Lines Out For Hurlers And Footballers On Same Day
By PJ Browne Updated

The joy came before the disappointment for Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch on Saturday.

At 12pm, O'Kelly-Lynch was part of the Sligo team which lined out at Croke Park for the Lory Meagher Cup final against Lancashire.

Named at corner-forward, he scored a point and played the full 70 minutes as Sligo made up for the disappointment of the 2015 and 2016 finals with a thrilling win over Lancashire.

There was just a point between the two sides at the final whistle in a game which featured six goals. Sligo emerged victorious on a sccre line of 4-15 to 2-20.

The action was not over there for O'Kelly-Lynch. A dual player, he then made the 200km journey to Sligo for a football qualifier game against Armagh at Markievicz Park at 6pm.

O'Kelly-Lynch first entered the action as a first-half blood sub before replacing Luke Nicholson with just over 20 minutes to play in the game.

A strong second half performance from Armagh saw them take a place in the third round of the qualifiers.

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