A 'Gooners v Cancer' fundraising football match is taking place at Jennings Park in  Newry next Wednesday evening 16 September at 7pm.

It's the brain child of local man Eoin Young and it's sure to be a great evenings fun with a competitive edge thrown in.

Gooners v Cancer are a group of Arsenal fans that like so many, have been directly affected by the impact of cancer. The Group organise and oversee events to help the Leukaemia & Lymphoma society raise much needed funds to continue their research in the search for a cure. The Leukaemia & Lymphoma Society also give aid to those undergoing treatment along with providing aftercare.

Eoin Young with Kevin McElroy from Mourne Office Supplies who have sponsored the event.
Eoin Young with Kevin McElroy from Mourne Office Supplies who have sponsored the event.

Commenting on the event Eoin said "After seeing the fantastic work carried out by the Charity I decided to try and play my part and raise some funds as I believe that Newry always gets behind worthy causes."

Eoin added "We have already had an overwhelming response from the local community with multiple businesses donating generously. The match is open to all willing to take part with the only request that you donate a minimum of £10 per-person. We welcome people of all skill levels and will ensure that everyone is given equal playing time. Strips will be provided but due to unpredictable attendance we recommend taking your own shorts and socks. If you would like to play please arrive at 6.30pm and send an email to to confirm your attendance.

"So please join us on a night that we put our team allergenics aside a unite to help kickout cancer. We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday for what is sure to be a great evening."

If you would like to make a donation just email Eoin at

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