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O'Conor ditches his kit to help sick teammate

Published 13/11/2013 | 05:28

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Drogheda United’s Paul O’Conor with UCD’s Mick Leahy at the launch of the calendar.

DROGHEDA United star Paul O'Conor (26) got his kit off – instead of on – in aid of his Drogheda United colleague Gary O'Neill for a fundraising calendar.

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The 'Spot the Baller' calendar, which is on sale in HMV, features 'topless' shots of some of the Airtricty League's top player's and proceeds go to the Irish Cancer Society.

It was produced by the Professional Footballers Association of Ireland and their partner, icharityu.com, and is part of a funding drive for Gary who was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Paul, who started more games than any other United player last season, 44, and scored eight goals, headed to the Aviva with some colleagues and stripped off.

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