ARMAGH GAA have launched a new Club Stars vs County Stars match as players prepare for the upcoming championship finals which get underway this weekend with the Junior Football and hurling finals.
An exhibition match with Club Stars vs County Stars will take place on Saturday 9th December in the Box-It Athletic Grounds, with throw-in at 5pm.
Following the Club All Star Awards where the 2023 Club All Stars is officially announced the team will then take on a county select which will form part of the pre-season period.
Championship finalists along with Kieran McGeeney, County Footballer Jason Duffy, Club All-Star Team sponsor Kieran Shields from Tullyherron Farm Feeds and Sarah O’Hare representing the selected charity partner – Southern Area Hospice, officially launched the Club & County Stars Match.
Armagh Inter-county Manager, Kieran McGeeney said,
“The Club All-Star Awards is fantastic event every year. It’s good to see the best players from our clubs being recognised. This is the first year we’re introducing the Club All-Stars Match. It will be a great opportunity for players to put their hand up and play alongside the best players across our county.
“It’s the perfect chance for us as a management team to use this as a pre-season trial and see some of the talent on display. Especially for some players who have excelled throughout the year and maybe their club just didn’t reach the final stages.”
People attending the exhibition match will have an opportunity to meet their club and county stars before the game.
Southern Area Hospice Fundraising Officer, Sarah O’Hare, said,
“We are absolutely delighted that Armagh GAA have chosen us to be their charity partner for this fantastic fundraising initiative. Events like this help raise awareness of the work we do and greatly assist us to provide much needed palliative care services to local people and their families.”
Funds raised will go towards the development of much-needed county training facilities and the Southern Area Hospice.
The Southern Area Hospice Services is a charity providing care, free of charge, to local people with cancer, and other terminal illnesses such as Multiple Sclerosis, Motor Neurone Disease, HIV and Aids. Care is provided for patients across the Southern Health Trust Area.
Tickets will go on sale next week, watch Armagh’s social media for more information.