20th Anniversary of Paul McGirr’s death marked with ‘Trust Event’

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It will remarkably be 20 years tomorrow (Thursday 15th June) since the tragic death of young Tyrone GAA star, Paul McGirr, having sustained fatal injuries on the field of play in the Ulster Minor Football Championship in Healy Park.

It was undoubtedly a day in which every Tyrone gael, who was around at that time, has very distinct memories off. The brilliant forward scored a crucial goal for the Red Hand Minors in the game but suffered a fatal injury in an accidental collision. Even still the shock and astonishment of everyone at that time can be felt, such was the impact as the news filtered through of what had happened.

The Spirit of Paul McGirr Trust was set up in Paul’s memory and now 20 years on, the Trust is organising a very big event which will see a cycle take in all the clubs around the County of Tyrone.

Tyrone Minors v Armah in the 1997 Ulster Minor Football Championship in Healy Park, Omagh. Tyrone of course went on to reach the All Ireland MFC in that campaign and came back to take the Tom Markham Cup honours one year later in 1998.

Pre Championship Chat Night…

On Wednesday Evening, Tyrone GAA fans will get the opportunity to not only find out about the event but will be treated to a fantastic evening of chat, punditry, banter and analysis as Tyrone legend, Peter Canavan, Donegal’s Eamon McGee and Armagh GAA star Jarlath Burns, who played in the SFC tie against Tyrone on that tragic day back on 15th June 1997, take to the stage along with popular MC, Adrian Logan, in Garvaghey’s Centre of Excellence.

With all the talk on the hugely anticipated showdown between Tyrone and Donegal this coming Sunday in Clones, it is sure to be a brilliant evening at the Tyrone GAA Centre for anyone who makes the trip.

Kellys Inns will be providing a finger food buffet and a cuppa for everyone on arrival, so come on early and have bite to eat from 8pm before the craic starts at 8.30! Tickets are £10 at the door.

We will feature the full details of the upcoming cycle – The Dromore 54 – later this week… You can check out the official page – Click Here