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Success coming at a price for Gneeveguilla

The Gneeveguilla squad is preparing for an All-Ireland semi-final

At a time when it has become next to near impossible for sporting organisations to raise funds due to the pandemic, Gneeveguilla GAA Club has launched a GoFundMe page to help offset some of the substantial costs of its involvement in the All-Ireland Club Junior Football Championship.

The club has already raised over €5,400 of the €8,000 target courtesy of the generosity of over 100 donors but more support is required to keep the Croke Park dream alive.

Gneeveguilla were crowned provincial champions when they overcame Ballina of Tipperary in Mallow in the Munster final last weekend and they are now preparing for an All-Ireland semi-final against Cavan club Denn.

Patrick O’Riordan was presented with the Munster cup by Munster Council representative Dermot Weeshie Lynch

That encounter will be played in O’Connor Park, Tullamore, Co Offaly on Saturday, January 29 but, understandably, there will be significant travel costs and other expenses involved.

“This journey from winning the Kerry Premier Junior title in November 2021 comes with a considerable expense to our club,” a spokesperson said.

“We want to thank all the local businesses that have supported us in recent times. Unfortunately, given the public health issues that we are still living with, our fundraising efforts have been curtailed greatly.

“We are now asking our supporters and friends, at home and abroad, to support us on our current journey. All contributions are much appreciated by everyone in Gneeveguilla GAA Club,” the club official added.

To donate go to GoFundMe and search for Gneeveuillla GAA Club Training & Expenses Fund.