Leeds United Players Sign Off On Special Gift For Joe Flynn

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Tony O'Neill, Leeds United, centre of picture making a presentation of a Leeds Football Signed Jersey by the team to Kerry Supporter Joe Flynn at a Leeds Kerry supporters club at the Castle bar on Thursday night. LtoR. Joe Hanley, Anne Pullen, Joe Flynn, Tony O'Neill, Joe Quirke, and Michael (Fox) O'Connor. Photo: John Cleary.

Tony O’Neill (third from right) making a presentation of a Leeds football jersey signed by the team to Leeds supporter Joe Flynn at the Castle Bar on Thursday night.From left: Joe Hanley, Anne Pullen, Joe Flynn, Tony O’Neill, Joe Quirke, and Michael (Fox) O’Connor. Photo by John Cleary.

LEEDS fans from around town gathered at The Castle Bar on Thursday to see their team play Wolves on a special night when everyone went home happy.

Guest of honour was the inspirational Joe Flynn, a great ‘Whites’ fan, who was presented with a jersey signed by the current Leeds players, sent over from Elland Road for Joe who is battling cancer.

“It was a perfect result and a perfect night,” said Leeds United fanatic, Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor, who helped organise the event in aid of Kerry Cancer Support Services.

“Leeds won 3-2, we raised €315 for charity and Joe had a great time,” he said.

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Leeds fans at The Castle Bar on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean


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Joe Flynn and Joe Quirke watching the game in the Castle Bar on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The amount raised adds to the €1,040 raised from the soccer legends game organised by Tralee Dynamos and €300 from a darts game in The Huddle Bar for the charity.

Speaking to Joe on the night, he said it was a great event.

“It’s great craic. We’re having a good laugh with the two Wolves fans here next to me. I’m feeling good, I’ve just come out of hospital this evening after having some treatment, but I’m good,” said Joe.

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Chips Clifford and Cianán Ferris watching the game in the Castle Bar on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

The presentation to Joe was made at half-time and he was thrilled with the gesture. This was followed by a raucous singalong from the Leeds faithful.

The Castle Bar also provided refreshments on a night where Leeds really delivered on and off the pitch.

• Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor is trying to revive the local Leeds United fan club with the aim of travelling to matches in the new year. If anyone is interested call Fox on 087-9833075.

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