Carrickcruppen host festival of football

Carrickcruppen GAA are hosting a festival of football this Saturday in memory of Bobby Browne and to raise awareness for his grandson, also named Bobby.

Young Bobby was sadly diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) on 27 May 2022 and urgently requires a donor.

Bobby needs a transplant as soon as possible. His doctors have begun the search for a matching donor; his parents, Louise and Danny, are urging everyone to register to help patients like Bobby.

The Browne family have been associated with Carrickcruppen since the founding of the club over 79 years ago.

The late Bobby Browne played in the earliest teams in the late 1940’s when launching a new GAA club was a real challenge.

Participating clubs

There are 24 clubs from six different Ulster counties that will come to Carrickcruppen on Saturday for the ‘U8.5 Bobby Browne Festival of Football’.

Armagh will have the largest turnout with ten clubs heading to Bessbrook and each team will have a minimum of six games each.

Joining Carrickcruppen will be their South Armagh neighbours Shane O’Neill’s, Killeavy, Crossmaglen, Dromintee and Mullaghbawn.

The other representatives from the Orchard County include Pearse Og, Clann Eireann, St Peter’s and Clan na Gael.

Down have the second largest club contingent. Ballyholland Harps, Kilcoo, Warrenpoint, Clonduff and Liatroim will all attend.

Two Antrim clubs will be making the journey, including Erin’s Own Cargin and Roger Casements Portglenone.

Teemore Shamrocks will represent Fermanagh while Ballinderry are the sole representatives from the Oak Leaf County.

Five Tyrone clubs will also participate including Trillick, Errigal Ciaran, Moy, Carrickmore and Clonoe.

You can register as a donor via the following links: