“This is a story about an annual charity game which takes place at Tolka Park every year. The United Warriors Special Olympics club play a Shelbourne XI in the Leo Keogh Cup Final. This year’s game took place last Sunday.
The Shelbourne team is made up of fans, club staff, and volunteers who donate between €10-20 to play in the game, the Warriors are a Special Olympics club based in Rathcoole [Dublin] made up of boys and girls of all ages with disabilities. All proceeds raised go to the Warriors and it pays their league costs for the year.
Shelbourne kit man Johnny Watson and Shels fanatic Stephen Fagan (who is the captain of the Warriors) came up with the idea over six years ago. The prize on offer in the final is the Leo Keogh Cup, the trophy is in memory of Stephen’s cousin Leo who was 12-years-old when he lost his life in a car accident a few years ago. I put together this report for FM104 on the day. It’s a really inspirational story and it highlights how a small gesture of playing a football match and donating a few quid can make a big difference to these lads”
Brian Maher & Mike Sheridan are going to run 126 Miles from Limerick to Dublin for Special Olympics Ireland. That’s one mile for each of Irelands Special Olympic Athletes. The kicker is they are doing it in one go!! 126 Miles / 202 KM straight in a day.