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Dermot Flanagan Pays a Visit to Kilmeena GAA Club 2021-08-21

Former Mayo stalwart, Dermot Flanagan, arrived at St Brendan's Park Kilmeena this Saturday morning as part of his fundraising initiative for the oncology unit in Mayo University Hospital.

A condition without parameters, Dermot was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2018, a form of blood cancer. He is now in full remission following treatment, in which the oncology unit at MUH played a considerable part in his recovery.

This initiative started eight days ago; Dermot's goal was to visit every GAA club in the county as part of his drive to raise funds for the unit in Castlebar. This morning saw him on the final day of his campaign.

With his son Patrick, Pat Mulchrone prepares for the arrival of Dermot and his entourage while also declaring his bold enthusiasm for the upcoming All-Ireland final.

Dermot and his entourage arriving at St Brendan's Park Kilmeena

Renewing old acquaintances, Willie Kelly in Conversation with Dermot.

Club treasurer, Padraic Moore, presents Dermot with a cheque for his fundraising efforts on behalf of the club and its members.

Reminiscent of the not too distant past, Dermot using the "ciotóg", scores a point on the recently surfaced pitch in Kilmeena, as he has done in every club he has visited on his rounds.

Acknowledging the fabulous work of all Frontline workers across the country, Dermot with John Mc Donald, Club Chairman; Willie Kelly, Mary Slattery, Club Secretary and Padraic Moore, Club Treasurer.

Driver and project co-ordinator John Flanagan, brother to Dermot


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