The Connacht GAA Air Dome in Bekan is the place to be this coming Friday evening, when a special fundraising LGFA football match takes place between back-to-back All-Ireland champions Meath and Mayo. The match is being played as a fundraiser for the #Play4Emma appeal, which aims to raise funds for a treatment plan for Killala native, Emma Langan, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in October.
Mike Finnerty has a great piece in this week’s Mayo News (here) about Emma and the appeal that’s been launched on her behalf. She’s a young lady who has captured the hearts of the county, with Mayo LGFA rowing in strongly behind the young footballer who has represented her county at U14 level.
Friday evening’s match in the Dome throws in at 7.30pm. There’s no admission charge and no tickets are required for it either but there’ll be a bucket collection at the venue and prospective attendees are asked to give generously to the fund. Aside from contributing to a very good cause, those going to the match can expect to see a high-quality contest under the Dome. Those who can’t make it on the night will be able to watch a live stream of the game on the Connacht LGFA Facebook page.
Mike’s piece above quotes Emma’s sister Ciara who said last month that she had ‘never seen anyone so brave and positive than the way I’ve seen Emma being in the last week’. Here’s hoping that bravery and honesty will be met by a huge turnout at the Dome on Friday night and with continued success for this extremely worthy cause. Online donations to the #Play4Emma fund may be made here.