An­nual Garda v Boyne/Ca­ble char­ity match for Han­nah

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS - By HU­BERT MUR­PHY

THE feel good fac­tor that has dom­i­nated the host­ing of the Mid­night Leagues at Drogheda Boys was ev­i­dent in abun­dance at last week’s launch.

For the next three weeks, play­ers from all over the town will com­pete for a place in the fi­nals night on July 19. Or­gan­ised by An Garda Siochana with the Boyne Project and the Ca­ble Project, the event is as pop­u­lar as ever, now run­ning for five years.

The FAI have also come in be­hind it as well as the In­ter­na­tional Fund for Ire­land.

Up to 60 young­sters were brought to the re­cent Ire­land v USA game as part of it.

Gra­ham Camp­bell from Drogheda Boys is de­lighted to be stag­ing the event,. say­ing it helped bring young peo­ple into the game.

‘Some are now play­ing with teams, which is great,’ he stated.

Last week also saw the launch of the an­nual char­ity match when the Projects, along with some lead­ers and coaches, take on the lo­cal garda team.

The garda won the event last year so will be keen to keep their ti­tle.

The game is on Satur­day July 28 with a 3pm kick off. The event is in aid of the Han­nah Don­nelly fund and takes place at United Park.

‘We will have a bucket col­lec­tion and so far the game has raised al­most €6,000 for lo­cal char­i­ties down the years,’ Garda Anita O’Shea stated.

The or­gan­is­ers will also or­gan­ise a raf­fle be­fore the game and would wel­come any dona­tion of items. They can be given to the Projects co-or­di­na­tors or the JLO of­fice in the garda sta­tion.

The mid­night league kicked off last Thurs­day night along with the launch of the char­ity match

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