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Tony Keady Family Fund

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In the past week the Galway Hurling Panel of 1987&88 along with the help of some previous Galway Hurlers have set up the Tony Keady Family Fund.
Tony represented Galway at all levels and was a pivitol member of the victorious teams of 1987/88. He won 2 All Stars and was Hurler of the Year in 1988.
At age 53 Tony leaves behind his wife Margaret and his young family, daughter Shannon (16), sons Anthony (13) and twins Jake & Harry (11)
This fundraising page https://www.gofundme.com/tony-keady-family-fund is for Tony's young Family for their education and livelihood so that his Family is given every chance in life as their Dad Tony would have wanted for them.
Please give what you can , all donations are extremely welcome.
I would urge everyone to please forward this link on their Facebook Pages and other Social Media sites and create awareness for this extremely worthy cause. Tony's presence was everywhere in Croke Park yesterday and no doubt he helped our boys get over the line.

GalwayKeady6 (Galway) - 04/09/2017 14:17:34    2042557

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I would love to see the GAA give 5 euro of each ticket yesterday towards this fund. Pressure should be put on them to do so.

Pinkie (Wexford) - 04/09/2017 14:28:12    2042561

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Replying To Pinkie:  "I would love to see the GAA give 5 euro of each ticket yesterday towards this fund. Pressure should be put on them to do so."
Pinkie, nice sentiment, he was a great Gael but if they give 400K€ plus then were does it stop? Who they give too? Who not? Who decides.

Honestly they cannot.

witnof (Dublin) - 04/09/2017 17:05:19    2042627

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Replying To witnof:  "Pinkie, nice sentiment, he was a great Gael but if they give 400K€ plus then were does it stop? Who they give too? Who not? Who decides.

Honestly they cannot."
Good point. It is catch 22.

Pinkie (Wexford) - 04/09/2017 21:53:17    2042766

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Replying To Pinkie:  "Good point. It is catch 22."
Therein lies the problem......GAA is contributing to a benevolent fund for ex players ( alongside the GPA) and their dependents......a lot of ex players have fallen on hard times so it's a very tricky one for the GAA........great that Conor Hayes and others have set this up which without doubt will see many GAA people contribute but the GAA hierarchy have to tread a fine line here

PaudieSull1 (Down) - 04/09/2017 22:25:08    2042803

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