Cahalane urges Cork to Go Red to mark the double and raise funds for charity
CORK GAA and Marymount Hospice are calling on Cork to Go Red on September 16 to mark the 30th anniversary of the double.
As well as drive awareness of outstanding athletic achievement for the county, the initiative, a brainchild of current Cork GAA hurler Conor Cahalane, whose father Niall was on the winning 1990 football team, aims to raise much needed charitable funds for Marymount Hospice.
Speaking at the launch which coincides with the hurling anniversary win today, Conor Cahalane said he was motivated to both mark the significant anniversary and also support Marymount Hospice.
“We had supported Marymount earlier in the year through the hugely successful Cork Hurlers Solo run campaign so I knew that Marymount were really suffering due to Covid-19 cancellations so I wanted to do something more to help. I wanted to also help promote the significant achievement of the Cork GAA players of 1990 including my own father. Winning the double is something very special that doesn’t happen very often and we need to celebrate it as a county.”
Kevin O’Donovan, Cork County Board CEO, said he was delighted to give a socially distanced welcome to the 1990 players from both teams to Páirc Uí Caoimh to help launch the campaign.
To get involved the people of Cork are asked to Go Red two weeks from today – either through wearing a jersey, red clothing or accessories or to red up The remote office, home or car.
Paula McGovern, Marymount, with Niall Cahalane and Conor Cahalane, as part of the ‘Go Red’ for Cork campaign on September 16 to mark the double and raise funds for charity. Picture: Gerard McCarthy
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Echo Live – 2 September 2020
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