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Friday September 22nd 2023
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#199 Irish and GAA community in mourning in New Zealand

It has been a heart wrenching week for the citizens of New Zealand following the devastating earthquake which struck the southern island city of Christchurch last Tuesday.
Tragedy also struck at the heart of the Irish community as among the 98 dead, it was confirmed that Owen McKenna, a native of Monaghan who had been living in Christchurch for a number of years with his young family, had also lost his life. Owen was a passionate GAA supporter and had been involved in the  recently reformed Christchurch GAA club.

This weeks round 3 of the Mens Football Sevens in Wellington went ahead last night but was overshadowed by the tragedy and in today’s podcast, Wellington GAA Chairman Donal Kavanagh talks about a country and GAA community in mourning.


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