Keane edge for high-profile palliative care fundraiser

Soccer ace Roy Keane (third from left) with members of the organising committee, from left, Mark Fitzgerald, former Kerry star Marc Ó Sé, Eoin Kelliher, Matt Moloney and Michael McMahon

TWO sporting legends, but in different codes, are teaming up for a major social event to raise funds for the palliative care service.

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland star, Roy Keane, will be the star attraction at a high-profile fundraising lunch in Tralee and former Kerry defender, Marc Ó Sé, is one of the organisers of the gathering.

The charismatic hardman midfielder will be the guest of honour at what is being billed as an Afternoon with Roy Keane at Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee on Friday, April 17.

Organising committee member Marc Ó Sé and Roy Keane are looking forward to the big event

The event will commence at 2.00pm with with a prosecco reception and live music followed by a gourmet four-course meal, including wine, and an evening of entertainment and spot prizes.

Today FM presenter, journalist and Keane’s fellow Corkman, Matt Cooper, will interview the football pundit and former manager whose playing days saw him win 19 major trophies in his club career. He later managed Sunderland and Ipswich Town before serving as Martin O’Neill’s assistant with the Republic of Ireland national team from 2013 until 2018.

Organising committee member, Eoin Kelliher, remarked: “Unfortunately every family in Kerry becomes touched by cancer at some point but we are extremely lucky to have palliative care in Kerry. I have seen first-hand the incredible care and dedication of the staff and services”.

Kerry Group will be the main sponsor for the event and the cost for tables of 10 will be €1,000 and the dress code is smart casual.

To purchase a table contact Joe Hennebery or Mary Shanahan on 066-7119070 and for general enquiries contact Eoin Kelliher on 087-2992392 or

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