Camlough man leads Ireland to World Cup glory

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Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
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Camlough man Cathal Lennon has guided Ireland to World Cup glory in Perth, Australia.

Camlough man Cathal Lennon with the trophy

The former Portadown and Newry winger guided his team of exiles to a 4-2 victory over the The Democratic Republic of the Congo in the final recently.

Speaking to Newry Times reporter Sean O’Siridean, Cathal described it as a ‘proud moment’ when he lifted he title for a record three times in a row; “For me, it’s a very proud moment,” a delighted Cathal stated.

“To represent your country at any level is an honour and I am delighted that we were able to lift the cup again this year.”

Cathal, who played with distinction for many years at left wing or left back with Bessbrook United and Woodside, says he is enjoying the coaching aspect of the game.

He added, “It’s a completely different feeling being on the sideline but I am enjoying that aspect. There are many different challenges as a manager of a team, but I do enjoy it.”


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