Saturday 10 December 2016

Tragic sports fan's impressive jersey collection is donated to Irish Cancer Society

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 24/08/2015 | 15:00

The family of a young Irish man, who died from cancer, have donated his immaculate collection of rugby and football jerseys to the Irish Cancer Society.

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Brendan Creegan's sister, Olivia, described him as young, vibrant, fun loving and larger than life.

"He had a real passion for all things sport, especially football or ‘the beautiful game’ as it is otherwise known these days," she said.

More than 50 jerseys of Brendan's jerseys were donated and are currently on display in two of the society's shop windows - Tallaght and Castle Street in Cork.

It is envisaged that the jerseys will be sold on Saturday September 5, which will be just over two years since the Ranelagh man's death.

Brendan travelled to many football matches at home and abroad, and described himself as 'a football supporter first and an Arsenal supporter second.'

Unfortunately, Brendan was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, and was told he had only months to live.

However, he still insisted on continuing to travel to the matches, which was testament to his passion for both the game and his life.

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Sadly, Brendan lost his battle with cancer in September 2013.

Most of his jerseys were still in their original packaging with labels attached.

His family said they felt it only fitting to take what was Brendan’s passion in life and do something positive with it to help others.

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