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Emotional triumph for St Enda's

Most organisations who endured the level of tragedy inflicted on St Enda's GAC of Glengormley down the years would have long since gone out of existence.

The club, based in a vulnerable location on the northern outskirts of Belfast, had five members murdered by loyalist paramilitary groups during The Troubles, with the last victim, Gerard Lawlor, dying as recently as 2002.

However, as our coverage over recent days has demonstrated, the players, mentors and supporters of St Enda's instead displayed an extraordinary level of courage and resilience in the face of adversity.

The club's emotional victory in the final of the Ulster Intermediate Football Championship at the weekend was an outstanding achievement, and one which has been rightly saluted not just within the GAA community but by true sporting enthusiasts across Ireland.

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