McKenna, Owen

It was indeed a sad day for the local community when Owen McKenna of Aughaloora - who was synonymous with the local GAA - passed away at the age of 95. In his younger years, Owen was an exceptional gaelic footballer, a powerful and immovable man who lined out regularly in the No.6 shirt. Winner of an Ulster junior championship with Cavan in 1944, when Derry were beaten by double scores in the provincial final, Owen represented six clubs in total - namely Bruskey, Ballintemple, Kilnaleck, Ballymachugh, Aughaloora and Cornafean. Anyone who saw Owen McKenna play football would readily testify to his strength on the field of play.

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