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Fethard Players’ Gesture To Ill 13-Year-Old Is One Of Class

As you may or not be aware, St. Mogues of Fethard captured Leinster silverware after defeating John Locke’s of Kilkenny in the Leinster JHC final as of late. 

The game ended on a scoreline of 1-17 to 2-11, but what happened after the game really encapsulated the GAA and what being part of the GAA community is all about.

With the cup close by in-hand, a Fethard player by the name of Eddie Power was not merely taking a selfie as the newspaper reports, but in fact, he was live face-timing a 13-year-old boy who was in hospital suffering with a severe illness.

The young boy, namely Rory Whelan from Fethard is a highly valued member of the St. Mogues GAA club while he also played with the county u-14 panel.

Up until April of this year, Rory was in perfectly good health, however during the Bank Holiday Monday of the same month, he had to take a trip to his local care-doc after he was feeling “a little unwell.”

Soon after, he took a turn for the worst and as the 13-year-old Rory from Saltmills “couldn’t move his arms or legs”, he “was brought to Wexford General Hospital.”

From there, he was transferred to Temple Street Hospital and has since been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome. Guillain-Barré Syndrome is a condition where the immune system attacks the body’s nervous system and muscles.

To donate to Rory’s cause, you can donate to his GoFundMe by clicking the link below:


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