Heartwarming scenes as heroic U7s face off to raise funds for sinkhole-stricken Magheracloone


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Seven-year-old Victor Clarke’s wishes came true this weekend as two clubs came together in the most amazing of ways to raise some much-needed funds.

On Saturday, the Ratoath and Magheracloone U7s went head-to-head before the Over 35s took to the field for the second part of the billing at Sean Eiffe Park.

You probably recognise the club named Maghercaloone. The Monaghan outfit hit the headlines last month as their grounds closed following devastating sinkhole damage.

What a lovely gesture @RatoathGAA @DuffaloSoldier @monaghangaa @MeathGAA @RTEgaa @SkySportsGAA @officialgaa pic.twitter.com/nwmyQ0FzsF

— Magheracloone GAA (@MitchellsGAA_) September 30, 2018

As the story developed, young Victor wrote a heartwarming letter to his Meath-based club, pitching an idea that his U7 side play their Magheracloone counterparts in a charity match to raise money.

And everyone involved made it happen on Saturday, as the Mitchells’ fundraising continues through this tough time. 

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Team spirit won the day as @RatoathGAA met @MitchellsGAA_ for an U7’s charity match this afternoon.@officialgaa  #EatLikeAPro #Ireland #Time2Play pic.twitter.com/DqSMgSHTpE

— Beko UK (@BekoUK) October 20, 2018

A shining light amidst the darkness.

Just brilliant.

Fair play ⁦@MitchellsGAA_⁩ and ⁦@RatoathGAA⁩ great day #gaa pic.twitter.com/6xIZEvclUJ

— Shane Kelly (@kelshane) October 20, 2018


As a result of the sudden closure of our Club grounds we are unable to access any of our training equipment. We still have teams in competition who need to train. We don’t have any footballs, cones, bibs or water bottles. Please support our club ⚫️⚪️

— Magheracloone GAA (@MitchellsGAA_) September 25, 2018

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