Host of former Kildare GAA stars get set for fundraising clash with men of Nurney

Money raised to go towards tumour treatment for local girl

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Host of former Kildare GAA stars get set to take on men of Nurney in aid of local girl, Sophia Conway

Anthony Rainbow, Hugh Lynch, Emmet Bolton, Dermot Earley

A host of former Kildare GAA stars will take to the pitch this weekend in an effort to raise funds for tumour treatment for local girl, Sophia Conway.

Sophia (3) was diagnosed with a brain tumour in December 2017.

While an operation to have the tumour fully removed was successful, Sophia needs more special treatment, only available abroad.

Sophia and parents Martin and Michelle landed in Essen, Germany on January 29, and Sophia started weeks of intensive treatment yesterday, January 30.

Martin, Sophia and Michelle leaving for Essen on January 29.

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Big names like Anthony Rainbow, Dermot Earley, Emmet Bolton, and Damien Hendy (to name a few) are preparing to take on Nurney GAA to raise funds for Sophia’s special proton treatment.

Former Kildare player, Mikey Conway, who is Sophia’s uncle, is spearheading the event.

Game for Sophia: Nurney Legends v Kildare Legends, will take place on February 3 at 2pm in Nurney GAA.

Conlans of Booleigh, near Athy, will also hold a coffee morning on Thursday, February 1, from 9:30am-12pm.