Monday 23 October 2017

Massive charity clash for Molly

The winning ladies team with Molly and Gerard McNally.
The winning ladies team with Molly and Gerard McNally.

Padraic Kilcoyne

A CHARITY five-a-side was held in Lusk in aid of of the Molly McNally Miracle trust last week.

The charity fund was set up to support five-year-old Molly McNally and help her get the best treatment in her fight against Neuroblastoma.

The ladies kicked off the day with a blitz where the girls from Mourne Celtic and Lusk and surrounding areas – including Longford – provided an entertaining display.

Team 'no bibs' led by Caoimhe Halpin, along with Mary Conlon, Yvonne Cheevers, Alison Cowley, Kathy Gormley and Carrie Spencer took the Ladies final to win Lusk Utd the Founders Cup.

The mens knockout began with a number of tight matches early on and the trend continued in the tightly contested final between Hyde Park and Mourne Celtic with the a narrow 3-2 win going to Mourne Celtic. Darren Lynch was the man of the match.

Following the action there was a presentation of awards at the local soccer clubhouse.

The Paddy Sandford Memorial Cup, sponsored by Cheevers Chauffeur Services, was presented by Dick Redmond, hon. sec and kit manager for the Republic of Ireland senior team to the winners led by captain Sean Lynch. Runners up medals were presented to Hyde Park led by Simon Teeling.

A traditional Irish music session by Ray Lawlor and his men was heard right into the early hours of the morning to finish off the week in a great Irish fashion. Raffles sponsored by local business were also held to help raise money for the charity.

Amongst the prizes on offer was a Shane Long jersey which was won by Shay Dempsey, who will be brought personally to meet Shane and have the jersey autographed.

The Lusk Bottom shop darts team also ran a golden goal for the World Cup final with the proceeds going to Molly's fund.

Fingal Independent