first_imgIt looked for a long time like the third meeting between the Politicians and the Media might never have got off the ground at Leckview Park in Letterkenny last night.Afterall most football games tend to need a football – a commodity that was in short supply. Thankfully the members of Letterkenny Community Centre had more balls than most of us waiting at Leckview.And so, with former Finn Harps legend Con McLaughin in charge of the whistle, time was running out for us to embarrass eachother.Charlie McConalogue may be looking for broadband for Inishowen but it was the politicians who had their wires crossed in defence.The game was only couple of minute old when Stephen Maguire of this parish stole in beside Chris Ashmore the Letterkenny Post who was guesting for the politicians to grab the opener. The balding defence of Evan Logan and Robert Love politicians proved too aerodynamic for the fancy footwork of Cllr Frank McBrearty.Player/manager CJ McGinley gallantly put himself on the sideline for the first half but showed some fancy footwork and even grabbed himself the final goal.However it was former Finn Harps player Harry Walsh who spread the ball around the park and proved he still had the touch.Another former Harps man Kenny Harkin might be knocking on the door of 50 but he could still realistically expect a call from Feilx Healy any day now.Others who managed to get themselves on the scoresheet for the media was Sean Feeney and Frank Craig.The media eventually proved a little strong for the politicians but there was only one winner on the night. The idea of the gathering was to remember again the life and times of former Donegal News editor John McCrory.There’s no question that, fag on lip, John would have sat in the stand at Leckview Park and questioned our sanity.Cllr Ciaran Brogan, who recalled being a young man woking in Peader’s BarColumba Gill, editor of the Donegal News presented the cup to the media tea, and also paid tribute to Letterkenny Rovers. Cllr Liam Blaney mumbled something about someone ensuring that a true report of last night’s meeting was carried.Unfotunately nobody had a notebook or pen. So hard to get a reporter when you need one!EndsMEDIA AND POLITICIANS FIND THEIR BALLS AT LECKVIEW……EVENTUALLY! was last modified: October 15th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Leckview ParkMediapoliticianslast_img

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