Thursday, October 08, 2020

Peter Shiel and Tom O’Brien celebrate with their grandson Aidan following Strokestown’s minor football championship success last weekend.







It may be an image that we’ll not see again for some time on the playing fields of County Roscommon.

At least, we’ve had some GAA action over the last few months, allowing supporters, especially family members, to witness memories that will last them a lifetime.

Covid-19 has been hard on everyone, especially the elderly, but one can only imagine the delight that Peter Shiel and Tom O’Brien took from seeing their grandson Aidan Shiel and his Strokestown team-mates capture Division Two Minor Football Championship honours following their 2-9 to 2-6 victory against St. Ciaran’s in the final at Dr. Hyde Park last weekend.

Aidan lined out at wing-back, and he was thrilled to get the opportunity to share the celebratory moment with his proud grandads afterwards.

With talk of potential lockdowns in the pipeline, hopefully these sort of memories will shorten the winter for those who had the opportunity to enjoy some championship success with their club and their families.

Because, despite what Covid-19 will throw at us, that’s what sport will always be about.

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