Make-A-Wish® Ireland and the Camogie Association has announced that they are to stage a unique charity match which will see the current All Ireland inter-county champions, Wexford and club champions, Oulart-the-Ballagh come face to face. The match will be held this Sunday, January 20th at St. Mary’s GAA Grounds Tagoat, Rosslare, Wexford with admission only €5.
Make-A-Wish and Camogie Assoc announce details of charity match
The Camogie Association and Make-A-Wish recently announced a three year partnership at the All Ireland Camogie Championship Final last September.
Speaking about the upcoming event, Susan O’Dwyer, Chief Executive, Make-A-Wish Ireland, said:
“We are really looking forward to this special match which will see the reigning senior inter-county champions Wexford and senior All Ireland club champions, Oulart-the Ballagh go head to head. We would encourage as many people as possible to support this and help grant the wishes of children living with life-threatening illnesses.”
President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor said:
“I am delighted Wexford Camogie is helping to support the work of the Association’s chosen charity. The Camogie Association and Make-A-Wish announced our partnership at last year’s All Ireland Finals and the upcoming match between the reigning senior inter-county and senior club All Ireland champions marks the first of a number of initiatives throughout the course of the year, undertaken by the Association to support the terrific work of Make-A-Wish. This year’s match is also a novel event pitting county and club team-mates against one another with a host of All Stars in action. We hope that the GAA and Camogie family of Wexford and further afield will come out and support not only their current stars, but also the work of the Make-A-Wish foundation.”
For more information log onto www.makeawish.ie and www.camogie.ie
Caroline Quinn, photographer will be distributing photographs from the game.
Phone: 086 336 2898
Copies of last year’s All Ireland Finals programme, marking the triple winning exploits of Wexford Senior Camogie team will also be on sale. Attendees can purchase a copy plus tickets to enter a raffle to win a jersey, signed by members of the All Ireland winning camogie team. All proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Ireland.
Make-A-Wish® in Ireland has one simple aim – to grant the wishes of children aged between 3 and 17 years living with a life-threatening medical condition. A wish granted is true magic for the child providing respite from their normal routines of hospitals, doctors and treatment.
Since its inception in 1992, Make-A-Wish in Ireland has granted wishes for over 1,300 special children and realised their greatest wish and experienced the hope, strength and joy each wish provides. In all possible cases Make-A-Wish grants the child's first wish ensuring that all immediate family members participate. In doing so it provides long-lasting and happy memories for those relatives, whatever the future may hold.
* For more information please contact:
Mary Crotty / Maria Morrison Natalie Tennyson @ Mary Crotty PR
Phone (01) 661 8777
Susan O’Dwyer @ Make-A-Wish Ireland
Phone: (01) 2052007