Loughgiel honour the heroes of ’83

MONDAY marks 40 years since Loughgiel won their first All-Ireland hurling title in 1983.

The Shamrocks needed a replay to see off Offaly side St Rynagh’s to make history as the first and only club in Ulster to have win the biggest prize in club hurling.

The men of ’83 were honoured in front of a huge crowd at the club’s senior hurling game on Siunday, a 0-24 to 1-19 win over Rossa.

The 1983 squad were treated to a reception in the All-Ireland marquee and were treated to refreshments as they watched both the drawn and replayed finals against St Rynagh’s.

Afterwards they took to the red carpet where they individually were addressed and honoured, followed by a meet and greet with all the Shamrocks’ supporters.

The club are planning more celebrations to mark the historic year with a team trip to Croke Park on the Saturday, May 6 and a celebration dinner to follow later in the year.

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