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Bereavement sees local sides Ch’ship ties moved to Drogheda

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The view from behind the net as Westerns GFC play Wolfe Tones in the Junior Championship in 2017. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

The Louth GAA Junior Football Championship quarter-finals involving Westerns GFC, Stabannon Parnells and Glyde Rangers have been moved to the Gaelic Grounds in Drogheda.

The change comes after a bereavement in the St Mochtas GFC club in Louth Village, who were originally scheduled to host the double header on Sunday evening. Ken Meegan, a well known local man and long standing player for the Mochtas, passed away suddenly on Wednesday.

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Ken is survived by wife Lynne, Ryan and parents Tom and May and siblings Anthony, Pauline, Joan and Fiona. He turned out for the Mochtas for over two decades, playing into his 40s and even featuring for the team earlier this season.

Ken is reposing at his home from 2pm until 8pm on Friday with removal on Saturday morning to Church of the Immaculate Conception, Louth arriving for Mass at 11am. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. House private on Saturday morning.

Clubs across Louth – including those in the local area – have been quick to offer their condolences (below).

The games between Westerns vs Lann Leire (5.30pm) and Glyde Rangers and Stabannon Parnells (7pm) will now be played at the Gaelic Grounds in Drogheda, with the throw-in times unchanged.

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