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Former Cork footballer, Kieran O'Connor, is battling Ewing's sarcoma cancer. 
Former Cork footballer, Kieran O'Connor, is battling Ewing's sarcoma cancer. 

Cork v Kilkenny fundraiser for Kieran O'Connor announced

Cork County Board wishes to congratulate the Friends of Kieran O’Connor on the organisation of Monday’s hugely successful Walk for Kieran in Aghada and on their fundraising campaign which has raised over €300,000 in less than two weeks.

Announcing details of the upcoming Cork v Kilkenny hurling game, the proceeds of which will go to the fund, County Chairperson Tracey Kennedy has extended the good wishes and support of Cork County Board to 2010 All-Ireland medal winner Kieran and his family as Kieran battles Ewing’s Sarcoma. 

“Kieran was a tower of strength on the field for many years, and I know he is dealing with his illness with the same fortitude and determination,” said Kennedy. “It can’t be an easy time for his family, but Kieran is lucky to have the love and support of Sinéad, the children and his extended family too.

"Our thoughts are with them all at this difficult time. Monday’s walk really highlighted the community aspect of the GAA, and it has been wonderful to witness the extent of the support shown for Kieran from far and wide over the past two weeks. We are hoping for a bumper crowd on March 27th to continue that support.”

A fundraising hurling game between Cork and Kilkenny will be played in Páirc uí Rinn on Wednesday, March 27th at 7.30pm, with tickets priced at €10 (adults) and €5 (concessions). Tickets will be available on the night and will also be sold online and at participating Centra/SuperValu stores.

A bucket collection will be taken up outside Páirc uí Chaoimh ahead of the Cork v Tipperary Senior and Minor hurling games on May 12th. The County Board has also made a contribution to the Friends of Kieran fund.

Donations to the fund can be made online at https://www.gofundme.com/friends-of-kieran.

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