The touching gesture by the volunteers of Drum GAA club captures the spirit of community within the GAA.
The players and volunteers of Drum, a Junior club based in North Derry decided to travel the county selling tickets for £1 a line.
They raised a staggering £8,109.00 with all proceeds split between three charities working with people who suffer from Down’s Syndrome, dementia and disability.
Drum then held a 7-a-side competition and decided that the warm-up event would be an exhibition match which involved the Derry GAA Special Needs team.
It’s hard enough to raise money for GAA clubs, and everybody involved within their own GAA clubs realise it can be a thankless and sometimes fruitless task.
However, for a club to go to all that effort for charity is a truly touching gesture and well done to all involved.