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Friday 17 November 2017

Keady fund match

Margaret Keady watches the presentation of the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile
Margaret Keady watches the presentation of the Liam MacCarthy Cup after the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship Final match between Galway and Waterford at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile

All-Ireland champions Galway will return to the playing field on Thursday to play a charity match for the Tony Keady Family Fund.

Four days after they ended a 29-year wait for a Liam MacCarthy win in the county, Micheál Donoghue's side will line out for the clash, whic has been provisionally fixed for Kenny Park in Athenry.

The game is expected to bring thousands of the county's hurling fans together for another celebration.

Keady died suddenly almost five weeks ago, but his wife Margaret and children were in Croke Park yesterday to celebrate with the Galway players and management as David Burke claimed the cup on behalf of the county.

Manager Micheál Donoghue announced the fixture at last night's banquet in the City West Hotel.

"The support we have had this year has been absolutely magnificent, so we hope that every man woman and child can get to the venue to support a great cause," said Donoghue.

"Everyone knows about the fund that has been opened for the Keady family. I'd ask that all of Galway supporters could support this in whatever manner."

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