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Sligo Player Lines Out For Hurlers & Footballers On Same Day

Saturday was quite the day for Sligo dual star Gerard O’Kelly-Lynch who lined out for both the footballers and the hurlers in the space of seven hours.

O’Kelly-Lynch began his day lining out for Sligo’s hurlers in the Lory Meagher Cup final against Lancashire in Croke Park at 12 pm.

The corner forward played 70 minutes in his side’s narrow 4-15 to 2-20 win over their opponents Lancashire, a victory which made up for the 2015 and 2016 final defeats that Sligo had previously suffered.

Following that victory, O’Kelly-Lynch put the champagne on ice and made the 200km trip to Markiewicz Park for the Sligo footballers All-Ireland qualifier against Armagh at 6 pm.

O’Kelly-Lynch didn’t start the game but he first entered the action as a first-half blood sub before replacing Luke Nicholson with just over 20 minutes to play.

Sligo’s footballers could not emulate the success of their hurling cohorts however as they fell to a strong second half performance against Armagh.

A busy day for O’Kelly-Lynch and one that was filled with mixed emotions as the dual star won one and lost one.

Author: Oisin McQueirns

Oisin McQueirns is a digital journalist at Pundit Arena. Massive fan of Leeds United, Ric Flair and Trusting The Process. Contact him here [email protected]