Ballaghaderreen footballer James Kilcullen has declared for Sligo.
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In correspondence read out by Acting Secretary Vincent Neary at last Thursday’s meeting of Mayo GAA Board, the midfielder expressed a wish to declare for Sligo, and pointed out that his parents’ first club was St Patrick’s, Dromard. “That has been checked out in Croke Park and that’s above board,” said Chairman Paddy McNicholas, confirming the legality of the declaration. McNicholas added that Kilcullen’s family connection meant he could represent Sligo while continuing to play his club football for county champions Ballaghaderreen.
Kilcullen was named The Mayo News/O’Neills Club Stars Player of the Year in 2012 after a series of outstanding performances in the club championship. A former IT Sligo student, he played one championship match for Mayo, against London in 2011.
The sanctioning of the declaration was proposed by Danny Kelly (Kilmovee Shamrocks) and seconded by Vincent Walsh (East Mayo GAA Board).