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John Joe O'Reilly statue unveiling underway in Cavan Town

Nov 20, 2022 08:11 By News Northern Sound
John Joe O'Reilly statue unveiling underway in Cavan Town John Joe O'Reilly statue unveiling underway in Cavan Town
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The event will take place at 12:30pm with a large crowd of Cavan supporters.

The widely anticipated unveiling of the John Joe O'Reilly statue will take place in Cavan Town later this afternoon.

GAA President Larry Murphy will perform the unveiling in front of a large crowd of Cavan supporters and well known GAA personalities in the Market Square, Cavan Town at 12.30pm.

Marty Morrissey of RTE will host the event, with the family of the late sporting legend and former GAA All-Ireland Captains from across the country also expected to attend.

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The Killeshandra native is the only man to lead a team to All-Ireland glory outside of Ireland, having captained the Breffni men to victory against Kerry in the iconic 1947 All-Ireland senior football championship final in New York.

According to organisers, thousands are expected at today's event and therefore the centre of Cavan Town will be cordoned of from traffic to accommodate the crowd.

The unveiling is expected to be the biggest occasion in Cavan since the Fleadh Ceol.

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