Mayo football manager Kevin McStay looking forward to GAA charity match in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association
Mayo GAA senior football manager Kevin McStay, Mayo GAA Cathaoirleach Seamus Tuohy, Mayo GAA secretary Ronan Kirrane and players Diarmuid O’Connor from the Mayo senior football panel and club All-star Aaron Timlin from Knockmore GAA were all at the Centre of Excellence in Bekan this week to show support for Mayo branch of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Mayo GAA in association with the local media named their 2023 Club All-Star panel last month to play the Mayo senior football team on December 30th at the Claremorris GAA Grounds at 1:30pm. The All-star players all starred for their clubs during the Mayo GAA Connacht Gold Senior, Egan Jewellers Intermediate and TF Royal Hotel & Theatre Junior football championships this year.
Mayo GAA PRO John Walker said everyone was looking forward to a great game now on December 30th. “Kevin has confirmed he will be putting out a very strong team to take on the club All-stars and I hope people come out in big numbers to support this very worthy charity,” commented John Walker.
Sixteen different club players featured on the Mayo GAA ‘Team of the Week’ more than once during the season with Breaffy’s Aidan O’Shea and Conor Beirne, Ballinrobe’s Kevin Quinn and Ballina Stephenites Sam Callinan featuring on three different teams.
Lillian McGovern, Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association CEO thanked Mayo GAA for their support saying they depend heavily on donations and fundraising efforts like this one. “We are a small organisation with 85% of our income coming from donations and fundraising. A huge thank you to all the players from the Mayo senior team and all the club players for agreeing to take part in this charity match. It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser and I’m hopeful that there will be a great turnout from the local community,” commented Lillian McGovern.
Mayo GAA Cathaoirleach Seamus Tuohy said everyone associated with Mayo GAA were delighted to be working with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association as their charity partner for the next twelve months. “Motor Neurone Disease is a life changing disease and sadly we are all becoming aware of the great community and club people who are dealing with the illness. Over the next few months we have a range of different activities planned to fundraise and support the charity and do all we can to raise awareness of the disease and the supports that are out there,” commented Seamus Tuohy
The Club All-Stars will get commemorative Mayo GAA jerseys for the Charity Match with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association logo on them. The club players will all wear their own club socks and shorts on the day. The charity game will be streamed LIVE on www.mayogaatv.com.
The 2023 Mayo GAA Club All-Star Panel
Aaron Timlin Knockmore.
Aidan O’Shea Breaffy
Basil McLeod Louisburgh
Bob Tuohy Castlebar Mitchels
Brian Reape Bohola Moy Davitts
Conor O’Donoghue Charlestown Sarsfield
Conor Beirne Breaffy
Caolach Halligan Kilmeena
Conor O’Shea Breaffy
Darragh Keavney Kilmeena
Diarmuid Duffy Ballinrobe
Evan Regan Ballina Stephenites
Evan O’Brien Ballinrobe
Ethan Henry Mayo Gaels
Fintan Kelly Davitts
Jack Carney Kilmeena
John McGonagle Castlebar Mitchels B
Kevin Quinn Ballinrobe
Liam Maloney Cill Chomáin
Liam Burke Ballinrobe
Luke Jennings Ballinrobe
Luke Feeney Ballina Stephenites
Mark Noone Lahardane MacHales
Peter Basquille Castlebar Mitchels B
Sam Callinan Ballina Stephenites
Stephen Staunton Kilmeena