O'Connells welcome back White

February 13, 2003
Former Louth and Monaghan great Stefan White has pledged to return to O'Connells - the club with which he began his sparkling career - for the coming season. White is the son of Wee County legend Stephen White and was widely regarded as one of the top forwards in the country during the '80s/'90s. He was on the O'Connells team that annexed the Louth JFC in 1983 and went on to play for Castleblayney Faughs in Monaghan, Clan Na Gael and Burren in Down. With the Faughs, Stefan won three county SFCs. He also collected an Ulster championship medal with Monaghan in 1988 and played against Cork in the All-Ireland semi-final that year. The former Leinster star collected back-to-back Louth senior championships with the Clans in the early 'nineties and played against Mayobridge in the 1999 Down SFC decider. One of the finest forwards ever to grace a football field in Louth, White has graciously accepted O'Connells' offer to end his career with the Castlebellingham outfit. Twenty years after winning that JFC, could he be the man to inspire O'Connells to that elusive intermediate crown? Lining out in an attack that also includes current Wee County stalwart Mark Stanfield, he'll certainly take a lot of watching.

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