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2002 All-Ireland winner loses out in bid to become MP in Northern Ireland elections

SDLP candidate Justin McNulty lost out in Newry & Armagh.

Justin McNulty Justin McNulty was a key defender for the Armagh footballers. Source: INPHO

2002 ALL-IRELAND winner Justin McNulty has failed in his bid to become MP after last night’s Northern Ireland elections results.

SDLP candidate McNulty finished third in the Newry & Armagh constituency with 12,026 votes. Sinn Féin’s Mickey Brady took the seat with 20,488 votes and the UUP’s Danny Kennedy was in second with 16,312 votes.

McNulty was part of Armagh’s triumphant team in the 2002 All-Ireland senior football championship, starting in the full-back line alongside his brother Enda.

More recently he was manager of the Laois senior footballers for the 2011-2013 campaigns.

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He expressed his disappointment with the election result afterwards when speaking to the Q Radio Network but would not be drawn on whether he will stay in politics.


Source: Q Radio Network Podcast/SoundCloud

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