Kieran Donaghy set to break 30-year-old club record this weekend 1 month ago

Kieran Donaghy set to break 30-year-old club record this weekend

There's no stopping this man.

This weekend Austin Stacks will take on East Kerry in the County Club Championship, but for one player, it will have extra significance.

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Win or lose on Saturday it will be an historic evening under lights in Austin Stack Park as one of the greatest footballers of Club and County will be making a Club County Championship record that has stood for almost 30 years.

Kieran Donaghy will be making his 60th SF Co. Championship appearance, taking over from the great Ger O’Keeffe whose record of 59 appearances has lasted since the 5th July 1992.

Star first lined out with the Club in Senior Co. Championship football in that famous (some might say – infamous) game in Gallarus on that Sunday evening – the 11th August 2002.

He now becomes the first player in the 104 year history of the Club to reach the 60 mark. As well as Ger O’Keeffe there are only three other players, so-far, who have made fifty or more appearances – Mikey Collins with 53, Ger Power with 52 and William Kirby on 50.

They don't call him star for nothing, and although he is currently working as part of the Armagh coaching team, under his former rival, Kieran McGeeney, the full forward has still managed to commit his time playing for his club.

At 38-years-old, we shouldn't be surprised if we see the four time All-Ireland winner play on for another couple of years yet.

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