GAME FOR ANTO TO BE SCREENED LIVE.
A historic Gaelic football match will take place at the home of Ulster Rugby this Saturday (November 15), aimed at raising awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Setanta Sports are delighted to announce that they will be broadcasting the event live Saturday evening from 17:30 on Setanta Ireland.
#GameForAnto will see 2013 All-Ireland champions Dublin face an All-star Ulster select team – managed by current Ulster boss Joe Kernan and former Donegal manager Brian McEniff – gather in support of Anto’s deterMND Trust.
Anto, who featured in the Antrim senior team for 10 years, and captained the county to its first All-Ireland success in 1999 (B Championship), revealed in August 2013 that he was suffering from MND, an announcement that was followed by a groundswell of public support.
The 41-year-old father of two said: “I am humbled by the gesture that Ulster GAA and Ulster Rugby have made to support my cause to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease; to make this game happen at Kingspan Stadium.
“It will be an historic occasion for many reasons and I am proud to be associated with it. It is testament to the respective sporting organisations, my friends and family, that this historic match will take place at the amazing venue that is home to Ulster Rugby.
Dublin manager Jim Gavin, who led the county to All-Ireland success in 2013, added: “We are honored that Anto has invited Dublin to take part in this game. My players were told of the invitation and their rallying response was typical of that so often displayed in the GAA when one of its members calls for a helping hand.
“We are looking forward to arriving in Belfast on November 15 to be part of this great cause, and to support a great servant of the GAA.”
Tickets for the #GameForAnto will be available to purchase online only via Ticketmaster from Noon today, October 1, 2014.
Tickets range from £10 (adult) and £5 (child). To purchase tickets please follow this link: http://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/38004D339A120F5B
Tickets will also be available to purchase from the Ticketmaster outlets, subject to availability.