Ardcroney FC & Marie Keating Foundation Join Forces For Unique Fundraising Event


Do you want to meet Ireland stars Robbie Keane, Shay Given and Damian Duff? Or the chance to get your hands on a Barcelona jersey signed by Lionel Messi and the rest of the Barcelona team?

Next Sunday July 3rd, the Kenyon bar in Nenagh will be transformed into the Aviva Stadium as it hosts the first ever “Road to Aviva” fundraising event in aid of the Marie Keating Foundation and the Suaimhneas Cancer Support Centre in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.

The event will also see the official unveiling of the Marie Keating Foundation jersey that will be worn by Ardcroney FC this season after it became the first amateur club in Ireland to donate the space on the front of its jersey to charity.

The Marie Keating Foundation Mobile Unit will also be on hand during the day providing cancer information and awareness to everyone free of charge.

The event has already received high profile celebrity support from Ronan Keating, ex-Liverpool and Ireland legend Ronnie Whelan and ex-Leinster and Ireland rugby star Shane Byrne.

FAI Chief Executive John Delaney met with event organisers Pat McLoughney and Gary Fox at FAI headquarters in Dublin this week to express his support for the initiative.

A specially designed “Road to the Aviva” game based on Sky Television show Soccer AM’s “Road to Wembley”  will get people competing for 2 VIP tickets to an Ireland soccer game including a chance to meet the players afterwards.

In addition, a special Under-16 “Road to Aviva” competition will take place during the day with a very special prize for the winner.

This game along with a charity auction and raffle will give sports fans a once in lifetime chance to get their hands on items including a Barcelona jersey signed by the Champions League winning team, Real Madrid jersey signed by Cristiano Ronaldo and Man United jersey signed by Wayne Rooney.

The day is not just for the boys with exclusive prizes up for grabs on the day for the best dressed female Soccerette.

Doors open at 3pm with games and activities are planned throughout the day, including BBQ and live music until late.

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Republic of Ireland jersey signed by the team
Munster Rugby jersey signed by the team on the day they won the Magners League 2011.
Tipperary GAA hurling jersey signed by the Tipp team
Liverpool jersey signed by Jamie Carragher
Barcelona jersey signed by the Champions League winning team
Barcelona jersey signed by David Villa
Manchester City jersey signed by Carlos Tevez
Manchester United jersey signed by Wayne Rooney
Chelsea jersey signed by Fernando Torres
Aston Villa jersey signed by Darren Bent
Liverpool away jersey signed by Kenny Dalglish and the Liverpool team
Newcastle United jersey signed by Kevin Nolan
Real Madrid jersey signed by Cristiano Ronaldo

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