Special day for Angela as she gets to play in front of 82,000 at Croke Park

St Mary's Primary School, Derrymore pupil, Angela Loughran, a member of Clan na Gael Ladies who is playing during half time at the All Ireland Final at Croke Park. INLM38-100gc
St Mary's Primary School, Derrymore pupil, Angela Loughran, a member of Clan na Gael Ladies who is playing during half time at the All Ireland Final at Croke Park. INLM38-100gc
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Eleven year old Angela Loughran enjoyed a special day out at the recent All-Ireland final between Mayo and Dublin at Croke Park.

Angela, who is a pupil at St Mary’s Primary School, Derrymore, was chosen as part of the Go Games youngsters who played during the half-time break of the Minor final.

Playing in Mayo colours she scored two points in front of a capacity 82,000 crowd.

Angela is enthusiastic about Gaelic games and is a member of the Clan na Gael club in Lurgan where she turns out for the under 12 side.

There was another special moment for her as well during the final.

Before the big game great players from the 1980s were paraded in front of the crowd.

Angela was drawn to walk out with one of the players.

Just by coincidence she was paired with Sarsfields great Brian McAlinden.

Brian was Armagh’s goalkeeper in the 80s and also co-managed the county side with Brian Canavan.

Brian’s daughter, Mags, captained the Armagh Ladies team which won an All-Ireland title this year.