Antrim GAA mourns passing of former manager Jim Nelson

Former Antrim manager Jim Nelson
Jim Nelson managed the Saffrons to an All-Ireland hurling final

Antrim GAA is mourning the passing of their former manager Jim Nelson, who led the Saffrons' hurling team to the 1989 All-Ireland final.

His club St Paul's revealed that Nelson died on Sunday night.

He took over the Antrim senior hurling team in 1987 and led them to the All-Ireland final two years later.

It was the county's first final since 1943 but Tipperary emerged victorious with Nicky English starring with a personal tally of 2-12.

To watch Jim Nelson reflect on the 25th anniversary of his Antrim side's All-Ireland hurling final appearance in an interview with BBC Sport NI's Mark Sidebottom, click here.

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