Thursday 22 February 2018

Benefit game organised for Waterford hurling legend Ken McGrath following heart surgery

Ken McGrath Photo: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile
Ken McGrath Photo: Stephen McCarthy / Sportsfile

A committee has been established to help fund Ken McGrath's rehabilitation from serious heart surgery.

The Waterford hurling legend is currently recovering from the operation and following consultation with his family, a committee has been formed to set up and administer “The Ken McGrath Rehabilitation Fund”.

The surgery and his recovery will result in serious financial implications.

The committee, working in tandem with the GPA Past Players Advisory Board, Mount Sion, Club Déise, the Waterford County Board and former county players, have decided to hold a benefit match on Ken’s behalf in Walsh Park on Friday June 27 at 7.30pm.

The game will see a Munster selection taking on a Leinster XV. Davy Fitzgerald will manage the Munster lineup while Kilkenny's Brian Cody will take charge of the Leinster side.

"I know I speak for the committee in expressing our gratitude to Brian and Davy for making themselves available in the middle of such a busy schedule. Both Davy and Brian expressed a desire to help Ken in whatever way possible and we knew, we were pushing an open door, such was their enthusiasm and generosity," said committee chairman Tom Shanahan.

Match tickets will cost €10 at outlets to be announced. Donations can also be made to any Permanent TSB, account number: 23053903, sort code 99 06 32.

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