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When Loughman and the Farney mixed with the Best

The last time Monaghan were in the All-Ireland semi-final was 1988, when a certain soccer legend made his way to the Castleblayney sports shop of Farney wing-back Declan Loughman, who spoke to Cahair O'Kane...

George Best with John McAviney and Jack O’Shea at the launch of Declan Loughman Sports in Castleblayney in 1988. Picture: John McAviney
DECLAN Loughman’s self-titled sports shop had been on the go a few years but the walls were still fresh enough for an opportunistic opening bash. It’s seldom seen excitement like the la[...]

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