Hurling stars turn out to celebrate Ken McGrath
IT was a family affair for former All Star Waterford hurler Ken McGrath, who lined out with his wife and children ahead of a special fundraiser.
A host of inter-county players took part in the special charity match in Walsh Park, Waterford, which raised funds for the former GAA star, who is recovering from open heart surgery.
The 36-year-old suffered a brain hemorrhage last December, and was diagnosed with an abnormal valve and infection in his heart requiring surgery.
The ex-Deise star went under the knife at Dublin's Beacon Hospital in April. He faces a lengthy and costly rehabilitation process.
The Ken McGrath All Star Challenge featured a Leinster v Munster selection. The Leinster team was managed by Brian Cody, with the Munster team by Davy Fitzgerald.
"I know I speak for the committee in expressing our gratitude to Brian and Davy. They expressed a desire to help Ken in whatever way possible and we knew, we were pushing an open door, such was their enthusiasm," said chairman Tom Shanahan.