Benefit night for young GAA and greyhounds fan tragically killed in accident

At Clonmel Greyhound Stadium on Sunday, August 4 at 7.30pm a special benefit night will take place with admission €10 for adults and children free.

At Clonmel Greyhound Stadium on Sunday, August 4 at 7.30pm a special benefit night will take place with admission €10 for adults and children free.

A group of individuals have formed a committee to raise some much needed funds for the family of the late Christian Flannery.

The funds will go towards alleviating Christian’s parents of the financial burden that has been placed upon them in this most difficult time.

Temple Street Children’s Hospital will also benefit from this fund.

Christian was seriously injured while galloping greyhounds with his father at home and subsequently passed away a month later in Temple Street Hospital.

Christian’s two passions in life were hurling and greyhounds. He would be seen regularly walking the dogs with his Dad, at the local track or on the coursing fields during the winter months.

He loved GAA in general but hurling was number one, he was captain of the Clerihan under 8 team and Christian was a very proud young man on the day he lifted the team’s first trophy, he attended many of Tipperary’s hurling games with his family and to wear his Tipp jersey was always a joyous day for Christian.

Eoin Kelly was his hero and on hearing of Christian’s accident Eoin very generously made time to visit him in Temple St Hospital to wish him well. Christian’s family are actively involved in Clerihan GAA Club where Christian began to learn the skills and thrills that comes with GAA, he was a very promising young player and will always and forever be remembered in Clerihan GAA Club.

The Committee would kindly ask clubs to consider making a donation towards this worthy cause and to come along on the night to show your support. For further details, please contact secretary of the fund, Michael Flannery, on 086 2520715.