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Four All-Ireland winners to headline Bellaghy talk night

All-Ireland wining captain Peter Canavan is carried across the Croke Park pitch by Tyrone supporters.

FOUR All-Ireland winners will be centre stage in Bellaghy GAC on Thursday night as the Wolfe Tones club hosts their first talk night, ‘Clubhouse Live’.

Two of the greatest forwards the province of Ulster has ever produced, namely Peter Canavan and Oisin McConville, will be joined by former Donegal defender Eamon McGee and hometown man Danny Quinn, who was part of the Derry squad that brought Sam Maguire home in 1993.

The reigns of Canavan and McConville overlapped during the era of the great Tyrone-Armagh rivalry that saw both counties win their first All-Ireland titles almost two decades ago.

McGee’s turn came in 2012 when, alongside brother Neil, they formed the backbone of Jim McGuinness’ Donegal defence that brought the sport into a new era.

Quinn was also best known for his performances in the number three shirt for Derry, winning an Ulster title in 1987 and then provincial and national crowns six years later.

The event, which will be held in association with club sponsors Sports Direct, is expected to attract a bumper crowd, with most of the pre-sale tickets already snapped up.

That’s no surprise especially given that entry to the talk night is free, and can be secured by clicking on the link that’s displayed on Twitter [@BellaghyGAC] or Facebook.com/BellaghyGAC.

There will be no shortage of topics up for debate across a couple of hours, while no doubt there will be some tales well worth hearing from the playing days of the four legends on stage.

Tickets, which are free-of-charge, can be booked here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clubhouse-live-with-ballsie-sports-direct-tickets-92718707149?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing

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