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Watch: Cork Club Celebrates Century-Long Wait For County Title With Village Parade

Watch: Cork Club Celebrates Century-Long Wait For County Title With Village Parade

Mayo's footballers could end a 66-year wait for All-Ireland glory this weekend, but it's nothing on the famine that was broken in recent days in west Cork.

Kilmacabea are the new South West Junior A Football Champions for the first time in their 129-year history. The club defeated Kilbrittain by four points in Clonakilty to record the historic win.

Made up of the villages of Leap, Glandore and Connagh, the team returned as heroes to Leap in scenes that will be difficult to replicate around the country this year.

According to the Southern Star, the man leading the parade in the car was club chairman Dan Hourihane (uncle of Ireland international Conor).

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This time of year as Championships come to a close, many sides will end long spells without a win, but it will take something historic to beat Kilmacabea's century-long wait.

Generations of players came and went, but the team finally have their day in the sun.

It puts Mayo's drought into perspective. Imagine another 60-year wait for Mayo? That's was Kilmacabea put up with.

 

Daniel Kelly

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