Time2Play – A Christmas Cracker

Armagh and Tyrone fans will be treated to an early Christmas present as their teams meet in two weeks’ time.

Kieran McGeeney’s men host the current All-Ireland champions in a challenge game played on Friday 17th of December.

The game is to raise funds for the James Reel Playpark, which will be located inside the Silverbridge GAA grounds.

James tragically lost his life early this year, but the family are working hard to ensure his memory lives on.

There will be other fundraising events over the coming months to help the Reel family achieve their goal.

The first one is an exciting one indeed. Armagh and Tyrone met in the Athletic Grounds earlier in the year with the Red Hands stealing a five-point victory.

The two teams cross paths in next seasons National Football League. The ‘Christmas Cracker’ takes place under Friday night lights with a throw in time of 7.15pm.

Photo Credit: John Merry

There will be guest appearances from Santa Claus himself as well as the Sam Maguire trophy.

Tickets are available for the game through the MyTicket App while Armagh TV will be streaming the game live.

Armagh LGFA have also got behind the worthy cause with their own fundraiser starting in January.

Their ‘January Fitness Challenge’ is the perfect way to kickstart the New Year and they are donating to three charities.

The challenge is to run, walk or cycle 100km in 31 days. Armagh LGFA will support PI.P.S Hope and Support, Crossmaglen Community First Responders and the James Reel Playpark. They will also be raising funds for their new training facility McKeever Park.

Get behind both fundraisers and follow Time2Play on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date!

You can donate to the Time2Play campaign by following the gofundme link below.