Knockmore GAA Charity Football Match Sept 13th at 6pm

Knockmore GAA club have asked us to give a mention to this upcoming event – it drew a huge crowd last year and they’re hoping for a big turn-out again this year.

Knockmore GAA will host its second charity football match on Saturday, September 13th. All proceeds of the event will go to Hope House in Foxford. Hope House is a Residential Centre specialising in the treatment of alcohol, drugs, gambling and other dependencies. Committee member Eddie McHale says ‘Knockmore GAA club are delighted to be organising this game to mark the 21st anniversary of Hope House, so many people have used the centre both locally and nationally and when we contacted former GAA players about the event they were happy to be associated with the charity’. Speaking at the launch Sr. Dolores Duggan expressed ‘gratitude being nominated by Knockmore GAA Club to be this year’s chosen charity. Awareness and fundraising is vital for all charities and with Hope House marking its 21st anniversary this September we are honoured to be involved in this event’.

Players from all over the country are travelling to Knockmore for the match after the success of last year’s game. RTE pundit and founder of ‘Opt for Life’ Joe Brolly will attend and the club are thrilled to be highlighting his awareness group. Other footballers such as Armagh’s Oisin McConville, All Ireland winner with Tyrone, Owen ‘Mugsy’ Mulligan, former Dublin and Sky Sports pundit Senan Connell, GPA Chairman Dessie Farrell, Galway legend Ja Fallon and Mayo’s Liam McHale & Ciaran McDonald along with many more, will all take part on the night. The game will take place in St Jospeh’s Park Knockmore, on September 13th 2014 with throw in at 6pm. All are welcome and proceeds on the night will go directly to Hope House in Foxford. The game will see a selection from the Mayo 1988 / 1989 Senior Panel play a Rest of Ireland All Stars selection. The following have confirmed their attendance:

Mayo Selection

John Finn, Eddie Gibbons, Tom Reilly, Tomas O’Grady, Micheal Collins, Brian Kilkelly, Peter Forde, Pat Holmes, M. J. Mullen, Denis Kearney, Mark Butler, Jimmy Burke, Frank Noone, Liam Mac Hale, John Maughan, Gabriel Irwin, Anthony Egan, Anthony McGarry, Martin Carney, Colm McManamon, Willie Joe Padden, John Casey, Ciaran McDonnell, Anthony Finnerty, Tom Tierney, T J Kilgallon, Peter Butler, Ray Dempsey, Padraig Brogan, Seamus Weir, PJ Flynn, Kevin O’Neill, Kevin Staunton, Seamus Durkan.

Rest Of Ireland

Joe Brolly, Bernard Flynn, Oisin McConville, Eoin Mulligan, Ronan Quinn, Martin McHugh, Anthony Molloy, Noel Hegarty, Mick Laffey, Christy Murphy, Paul Taylor, Kevin Walsh, Eugene Mac Hale, Sean Lowry, Jim Sheridan, Michael Meehan, Dessie Farrell, Glen Ryan, Anthony Rainbow, Senan Connell, Gay Sheerin, Ciaran Whelan, Eamon O’Hara, Dermot Earley, Ja Fallon, Padraig Joyce, Derek Savage, Shane Curran, Frankie Dolan, Graham Geraghty, Michael Donnellan, Ray Silke, Fr Dan O’Mahoney, Tommy Carr, Michael Duignan, John Doyle, Tom Reilly, Tom Mahon.

We also hope to have Paul Earley, Tommy Lyons, Feargal O’Donnell & Colm O’Rourke also present on the evening together with Joe Corcoran, Mickey Kerins, John Nealon, Willie Casey, & Barnes Murphy.

Admission is €5 or whatever Patrons may wish to donate on the night.

For more information contact

Laurita Blewitt

blewittlaurita or 086 3346557