It was an event that will be remembered for some time to come for all that were involved.
We have been overwhelmed with the response to the walking football match with Bonagee United in memory of our club members Kieran McGrath and Liam Haughey in aid of Pieta House. The turnout at 4.15am from the local community to watch our game was phenomenal and collections at the gate from both sets of supporters was €1178 which will go directly to the charity.
The game was definitely a first for most of those playing, and it provided some comedy for the spectators. Some of those playing, didn't get the memo that it was supposed to be a walking football match.
The score ended 2-1 to Bonagee, but as some said the real winners are Darkness Into Light which was the goal for each each.
Stephen McConnell fired Letterkenny Rovers in front in the first half with a shot from 25 yards out which Paddy Doherty in the Bonagee goal had no chance of saving. Dermot Gillespie equalised to make it 1-1 in the second half with a shot from just inside the area into the bottom corner. Paddy Doherty in the Bonagee goal did a brilliant double save from Kevin McGrath which kept the scores level with 10 minutes left on the clock.
Bonagee won it after a Letterkenny Rovers goal kick went straight to Brian Doherty who fired the winning goal past Tony Blake in the Rovers goal.
In a game of reminders for everyone to "walk... walk.... walk faster" "Ref he's running" calls from the dark. The craic was great in what is surely to be the first of many games like this which hopefully will become an annual thing.
Thank you to those that sponsored our event too with Enda Nichols Arena 7 sponsoring Tea and Coffee for all in attendance, to Leonard Watson of Watson Menswear, and Brian McCormick of Brian McCormick Sports both who sponsored Match balls which were signed by the players on the night and presented to the McGarth and Haughey Families.
Thanks to Sponsors