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15 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Monaghan GAA ‘shave or dye’ to support charities

COLM SHALVEY

The Monaghan GAA senior footballers and management have decided to shave or dye their hair in aid of two very worthy charities, with Drew Wylie’s ‘lockdown look’ grabbing the headlines this week! The county team, whose 2020 season has been on pause since early March, are hoping to raise an ambitious target of €30,000 to support cancer services in Co Monaghan and the Holy Family Special School in Cootehill, which caters for pupils with learning disabilities and/or autism across Cavan and Monaghan.

Votes have been running on Monaghan GAA’s social media pages this week over whether the footballers and management involved should ‘shave or dye’, with the latter winning by a landslide in the case of Ballybay stalwart Drew Wylie. Drew admits: “Not having had my hair cut since February, I was probably an ideal candidate to start the thing off; ‘Banty’ was behind that one! It has got a good response and hopefully the donations will come in, which is the most important thing.” Wylie adds: “We’re only playing a small part in it, compared to the public support. ‘Banty’ touched base with us on a Zoom call and said that we’re in a good position to try and support some of our local charities. It’s a good opportunity to give back to two very worthy charities. Cancer has touched a lot of our squad through family members and friends. I was lucky enough to be asked a few years ago to attend the Holy Family School for their…

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