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Saturday 3 December 2016

Caring Dubs prove a huge boost for brave super fan Molly's spirits

Kevin O Brien,Ciaran Kilkenny,Brian Fenton and Philly Ryan from the Dublin Senior GAA Football panel were on hand to share their footballing tips with budding local Docklands GAA fans and players and one very special little Dubs fan, Molly McNally (centre) at a charity meet and greet at the Gibson hotel
Kevin O Brien,Ciaran Kilkenny,Brian Fenton and Philly Ryan from the Dublin Senior GAA Football panel were on hand to share their footballing tips with budding local Docklands GAA fans and players and one very special little Dubs fan, Molly McNally (centre) at a charity meet and greet at the Gibson hotel

The parents of a seriously ill Dublin GAA super-fan say the players have been the biggest boost for her spirits and for fundraising.

Molly McNally (6), was diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma in October 2013 and last year underwent surgery to remove a tumour the size of an orange before receiving a bone marrow transplant. Molly has also undergone countless sessions of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and is currently in week four of a 25-week course of immunotherapy.

Her dad Gerry told the Herald that players from men’s and women’s Dublin Senior GAA Football panel have gone above and beyond in raising awareness for Molly.

“The Dublin Senior football team and the ladies team have just been amazing. They even invited Molly last year to be their mascot,” Gerry said.

“They brought the Leinster Cup over to her two years in a row,” he added.

Little Molly has been cheering on the Dubs since she was four years old and despite her illness she rarely misses a game.

“She loves it, she loves everything about it, the atmosphere and even travelling for some of the away games,” Gerry added.

Both teams have developed a deep personal connection with Molly.

“Bernard Brogan called out to see her just before her transplant and visited her in the house,” Gerry said. “She’s such a big fan of his and she absolutely loved it.”

Molly and her parents were taking part in a special meet and greet for members of St Josephs OCB GAA club and Ballybough Youth Project.

To donate €2 to The Molly McNally Trust Fund text “Molly” to 57802 or visit Here

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