Sunday, April 19

Shine a light and make a donation in memory of local GAA star, Philly McGuinness today

Special online fundraiser to mark 10 years since passing of Philly

Leitrim Observer Reporter

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Leitrim Observer Reporter

Matt Gaffey remember's Philly McGuinness with a brick in the 'Leitrim Wall'

Former Leitrim and Mohill footballer Philly McGuinness pictured in action for his county.

Philly McGuinness passed away 10 years ago today, Sunday, April 19, following a head injury he sustained in an on field collision in a Senior League game for Mohill two days previous.

Philly represented Mohill and Leitrim GAA up until his passing and whilst playing his final game with Mohill that evening, he lined out at right half forward for Leitrim the previous Sunday in the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick in the National League.

To mark Philly's 10th anniversary today Mohill GAA is inviting everyone near and far to light a candle in his memory at 10am and 10pm to help us recall all of the times he donned with distinction, the Mohill and Leitrim jersey most notably the number 10. We also remember all of the other sports Philly excelled in including hurling and soccer.

In addition to this, Mohill GAA have decided to raise funds for the wonderful organisation Acquired Brain Injury Ireland who do so much work to ensure people with acquired brain injuries get to live their lives independently by providing them with a supportive living environment.

To make a donation

To make a donation to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland in memory of Philly click on the following link:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/cu4cr-acquired-brain-injury-ireland?utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link-tip&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet