Thursday 18 January 2018

Dublin's biggest supporter, cancer patient Molly McNally (5), joins in Leinster Final celebrations

On a day of celebration for Dublin footballers, young supporter Molly McNally (5) was able to join the victorious footballers after the final whistle.

After the minor footballers defeated Kildare by 10 points, the seniors followed suit by dismantling Meath on a scoreline of 3-20 to 1-10 at Croke Park.

Dublin star Paul Flynn was keen to get young Molly involved in the celebrations on the pitch, where she was joined by her father Gerry.

Molly, who has travelled with Dublin teams with her heroes to games in the past, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma last October and there has been a number of fund-raising activities to raise funds for her treatment.

Earlier this year and recently, the football-mad Balbriggan girl and her equally courageous family, got to meet the heroes of the All-Ireland winning Dublin Senior Football team.

“Bernard Brogan, Paul Flynn and Ger Brennan met Molly a while ago at my father-in-law's place out in Raheny,” father Gerry explained at the time.

“A friend of his knows the lads and they came out to meet her and since then, they have kept in touch and stayed interested in Molly's progress.”

Last month Balscadden National School, where Molly has attended school, raised €11,000 by the end of the head shaving event for vice- principal Darragh McGonigle.

The next big local fundraiser for the Molly McNally Miracle Trust will take place tomorrow when Moriarty's SuperValu in Balbriggan will put on a food and wine fair at the Bracken Court Hotel.

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