MONAGHAN GAELS WORKING FOR GOOD CAUSES OVER THE CHRISTMAS PERIOD

21 December 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By COLM SHALVEY
A number of Monaghan clubs will be taking time out from the Christmas celebrations to do their bit for some worthy charities.
Monaghan Harps stage a charity match at their Gavan Duffy Park home on Monday, January 2 at 2.30pm.
The brainchild of Harps Hurling Club Chairman Owen Connell, the game is set to feature footballers, hurlers, ladies, supporters and former players from the county-town club and it will be raising funds for local charities. The last Harps charity match took in over €3,000.
Scotstown ‘Wreckreationals’ make the short trip over the Fermanagh border to play the Roslea ‘Heroes’ at Shamrock Park, Roslea on Thursday, December 29 at 2.30pm. The following day – Friday, December 30 – Truagh Gaels host a charity match at St. Mellan’s.
The recession has unfortunately put paid to the well-known John Joe Cunningham’s New Year’s Day All-Star charity match, which has raised in the region of half a million euro for cancer research over the last two decades, but it will hopefully return in the future.
Another couple of clubs are organising Christmas Day swims. The long-established Carrickmacross Emmets swim has reached its 31st year, while Latton are staging their fourth swim in aid of local senior citizens.
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