Cody turning his hand to football for charity

Brian Cody gets ready for football action

Brian Cody gets ready for football action

One of the greatest hurling managers in GAA, Brian Cody, will put his hurley aside for one day when he will manage a GAA football team taking part in the Professor Hollywood Memorial Cup.

The match is in aid of the cancer units at St. Luke’s and St James’s hospitals and it will take place on May 5 in O’Moore Park. The teams will be made up of people who have received treatment for cancer and it aims to not only raise funds but to also demonstrate that there can be life after cancer.

Cody will be managing the St. Luke’s team and another GAA legend Mick O’Dwyer will be managing the St. James’s team. Although O’Dwyer has recently announced his retirement he has one more game to play in O’Moore Park before he hangs up his boots.

Brian Cody said, “I’m delighted to be involved in such a worthy cause and to raise money for the cancer units in St Luke’s and St James’s hospitals. It is great to be part of something that shows people that they can get their lives and fitness back on track after beating cancer.”

Captain of the team managed by Brian Cody, Richard Poole said, “Getting managers on board of Brian Cody’s and Mick O’Dwyer’s calibre has been an amazing achievement and we are delighted that they have agreed to take part in this match.”

The match will also be attended by GAA President Liam O’Neill and will be commentated by Micheal O’Muircheartaigh.

Tickets for the match have gone on sale and they are €5 for Adults and U-12’s are free. Tickets can be bought or from O’Moore Park directly. People can follow us on Twitter @GAAMatch or on




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