Armagh GAA welcomed representatives from the Armagh fundraising group for Marie Curie to the Athletic Grounds recently to present a cheque for £2172.19. Senior footballers Ciarán McKeever and Kevin Dyas were joined by Armagh GAA chairperson Paul McArdle to make the presentation on Tuesday evening.
The money was raised by Armagh PRO Seán Ó Maoilsté, who completed a twelve peak challenge over the Christmas holidays. Seán braved the elements to climb twelve mountains across the north of Ireland, including Slieve Gullion, Sliabh a’ Liag in Donegal, Slieve Foye in Louth, the Sperrins, the Belfast Hills and Slieve Donard in the Mournes. Seán took on the challenge in recognition of the fantastic work carried out by the Marie Curie nurses in caring for people with terminal illnesses including cancer, such as his late grandfather, Dónal Ó Maoilsté, who passed away last year.
Marie Curie offer free nursing care to people with terminal illnesses, including terminal cancer, across the north of Ireland, as well as support for family and friends. If you would like to find out more about Marie Curie, you can visit their website www.mariecurie.org.uk or their Facebook page Armagh Fundraising Group – Marie Curie. Armagh GAA are delighted to offer our support for this inspirational charity, which has benefitted thousands of our members across the county.