| 15.4°C Dublin

Kerry pauses celebrations for charity

Close

Mick , Clodagh and Jude Lacey from Tralee  with Sam Maguire

Mick , Clodagh and Jude Lacey from Tralee with Sam Maguire

Captain Kieran O'Leary

Captain Kieran O'Leary

Mick , Clodagh Shane and Jude Lacey from Tralee  with Sam Maguire

Mick , Clodagh Shane and Jude Lacey from Tralee with Sam Maguire

Kieran Donaghy arrives with Sam Maguire

Kieran Donaghy arrives with Sam Maguire

Kerry football fans young and old had the opportunity to celebrate with their All-Ireland-winning heroes at Austin Stack Park, Tralee when the new champions took part in the annual GOAL Challenge charity match

Kerry football fans young and old had the opportunity to celebrate with their All-Ireland-winning heroes at Austin Stack Park, Tralee when the new champions took part in the annual GOAL Challenge charity match

/

Mick , Clodagh and Jude Lacey from Tralee with Sam Maguire

Some of the rising stars of football in Kerry came face to face with the Sam Maguire trophy, as the All-Ireland champions took time out of their busy schedule to do their bit for charity.

The victorious Kerry football team last night temporarily paused their celebrations, as they participated in the annual GOAL Challenge charity match.

Huge crowds gathered in the Austin Stack Park in Tralee to watch their footballing heroes participate in the exhibition game to raise funds for the charity's work at easing the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone.

Eamonn Fitzmaurice's jubilant side brought the coveted Sam Maguire trophy along with them for the occasion, and football fans young and old had a chance to meet the team and management, who beat Donegal to win the Kingdom's 37th All-Ireland title last Sunday in Croke Park.

"We are very thankful to the Kerry County Board, to the management team and most of all to the players for taking the time to play this match for GOAL on Wednesday evening, their support is invaluable," said GOAL CEO, Barry Andrews.

Irish Independent