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Tyrone man’s miraculous recovery after horror fall

AMONG the thousands of jubilant Tyrone fans on the pitch following Tyrone’s Ulster Final win, one man in particular had reason to celebrate.
 
Almost six months to the day that many feared the worst, Plunkett Quinn stood proudly beside Mickey Harte, sharing a brief moment with the Tyrone supremo.
 
After falling through a roof in Portadown on January 19, the Galbally clubman was left critically ill, spending almost five weeks in a coma in the Royal Victoria Hospital.
 
Sitting smiling in his beautiful home on the Pomeroy Road this week, Plunkett affirms that he always believed he could recover.
 
“I can’t emphasise enough that people have to believe in getting better,” he said. “The consultant at one stage took the family aside and said ‘if he lives, he’s going to be paralysed for the rest of his life’.”
 
Read the full story in this week’s Ulster Herald.
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