Win a special commemorative 9/11 jersey signed by the Galway Football and Hurling teams.
The jersey is the idea of an Irish-American who was at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack.
Michael Burke was a volunteer rescue worker at the Twin Towers in New York in 2001. He attended the stricken site together with countless others to help find survivors and eventually clear the wreckage which took many months to complete.
Bronx-born Michael has teamed up with O’Neills Sportswear to help keep the memory of those who died that day alive as well as raising money for local charities, including Galway Hospice.
As a past president and player of Sligo Gaelic Football Club (GFC) in New York – his father’s home county where he spent some of his youth – Michael has teamed up with O’Neills to produce commemorative 9/11 GAA jerseys which will be auctioned for charity.
Michael, who settled in County Kerry in 2005, has delivered the special jerseys to county teams to sign and raffle them in support of a local charity of their choice, including Galway Hospice.
The jerseys are the brainchild of O’Neills Managing Director, Kieran Kennedy. They feature a silhouette of the World Trade Center and the US Stars and Stripes flag, as well as logos in tribute to the New York and Port Authority Police Departments.
Galway Hospice Foundation is a voluntary organisation. It was established in 1986 when a group of local doctors and nurses came together with a view to developing hospice services for the people of Galway city and county, as no such services existed there at the time.