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19 Aug 2022

Collins Ugochuckwu at the forefront of Supervalu's campaign #communityincludeseveryone

Collins Ugochuckwu at the forefront of Supervalu's campaign #communityincludeseveryone

Collins Ugochukwu of Laois during the O'Byrne Cup group B match between Wexford and Laois at Hollymount in Galbally, Wexford. Photo by Seb Daly/Sportsfile

Courtwood and Laois player Collins Ugochukwu is front and center in Supervalu's campaign  #communityincludeseveryone. In the video released on Twitter by Supervalu Ireland Collins is reinforcing the point that "Colour doesn't matter on the pitch, or the sideline. It's about the game, nothing else. Everyone belongs in the GAA".

Collins's story is remarkable and this year after only playing one season of GAA at his club Courtwood, earned himself a call up to the Laois senior team. In an interview with the 42 back in May, Collins talked about the moment he got the call from Laois manager Billy Sheehan. “I was shocked. I remember when my Courtwood manager messaged me saying Billy Sheehan was looking for you to be involved this year, I was like, ‘Billy, are you sure now? You know I only started playing this year,’ and he was like ‘Yeah, I’ve seen you play, you’re okay.’ 

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