Memorial match in Killyman helps charity

Seamus Hughes presents a cheque to Tina McVeigh of Marie Curie Cancer Care on behalf of Killyman St Mary's GFC

Seamus Hughes presents a cheque to Tina McVeigh of Marie Curie Cancer Care on behalf of Killyman St Mary's GFC

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A local cancer charity has benefitted from the proceeds raised during a football match hosted by Killyman St Mary’s GFC in honour of a former club stalwart.

The Brendan Hughes Memorial Cup match is played every year between Killyman and Eskra.

The match is held in honour of Brendan Hughes who tragically died following an accident after the 1995 All Ireland.

Killyman St Mary’s Press Officer, Lisa Hughes, explains how important the event is in the club calendar.

“This game has been played for a number of years now but it is only in recent years that it has been used as a foundation to raise money for various charities.

“The home team will decide on a charity and all money raised from the gate will be donated.

“This year, the charity of choice was Marie Curie.

“This is a fantastic charity that does a lot of work for those who need it.

“Marie Curie has benefitted people within our own community and indeed lots of communities so Killyman decided to give something back and help them to continue their good work.

“Tina McVeigh, a local lady within the Killyman community, has devoted many years of her life to raising funds for Marie Curie so it was very special to give Tina the cheque on this occasion.”

A cheque for the proceeds of the game was handed over to Tina from Seamus Hughes, brother of Brendan Hughes, on behalf of the club.

The Hughes Families in Killyman and Eskra would like to thank Killyman St Marys GFC, Eskra Emmetts GFC and all supporters on the day for their kind donations.

All monies donated will go towards supporting the work of Marie Curie Cancer Care.