Oliver Bond raise EUR50k for stricken coworker ahead of substantial Killester Mug clash

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By Dave Donnelly

There will be more at risk on Friday evening when Oliver Bond Celtic host intermediate titans Killester Donnycarney in the first video game of the 2021 FAI Cup.

Not only is it the south inner city side’s first-ever appearance in Ireland’s premier cup competition, it will certainly be one more possibility to highlight a reason near to everyone in the club’s heart.

Over the previous two weeks, Oliver Bond have aided to increase more than EUR50,000 in help of former gamer Stephen Burke.

Stephen was recently identified with a rare kind of cancer, squamous cell cancer, and will certainly have to travel to Spain as the treatment is not readily available in Ireland.

Supervisor Eddie Keogh understands Stephen well as well as gets psychological as he reviews the 26-year-old, who will certainly undergo a third procedure in Dublin this month prior to taking a trip for therapy.

“He’s a beautiful youngfella– he played with us a number of years ago as well as entered into DJing, and he does all our end-of-year gigs. He was never ever in trouble,” Keogh told the Dublin Gazette.

“Without treatment abroad he has a 25% possibility of living throughout of the year. We made a decision to switch over the fundraiser from help the young people to helping Stephen. We’ve met the target but we need to obtain more money. Conor McGregor gave EUR25,000 there recently.

“We desire him getting the very best of treatment– the 50 grand was to obtain him over and that but it’s looking likely he’ll require more treatment.

“I recognize everybody states it about Oliver Bond being salt of the planet, yet he really is a wonderful youngfella. I obtain psychological every time I talk about him.”

Keogh established Oliver Bond Celtic five years ago to supply a positive showing off impact in an estate that is usually only pointed out in a negative light in the media.

An unauthorised go crazy in the apartments at the elevation of lockdown, organised by individuals from outside the location, brought the incorrect kind of focus to the location.

Keogh likes to concentrate on the positives, nonetheless, as well as he made use of the lockdown to set up a youngsters’ academy for young boys as well as girls with almost 150 gamers as well as 4 groups.

Learn more in this weeks Dublin Gazette out in stores currently”We’re giving them a possibility.

There’s a great deal of negativeness walking around Oliver Bond with the media, but we’re giving the youngsters of the area an alternative, and also it’s functioning.”I don’t assume Oliver Bond has resembled this in a very long time. The buzz around the location, with the football team, I have not seen it like this in a long.

Children walking with footballs in their hands. “We tried to make clear that whoever done that had not been from the location, yet every person fasted to jump on the unfavorable side of it.

“I welcomed people to check out the silver lining of it, what we’re trying to do as well as what we’re building right here.

“Out of a negative circumstance, something great has actually come since it led us to obtain joint monitoring of the pitch– there hasn’t been one antisocial event considering that.”

The see of Killester will be one more action up for a side that unexpectedly got to the semi-finals of the FAI Junior Mug in 2015– and Keogh urges the stress is all on their opponents.

“There’s no pressure on the young boys in all. Everyone’s going to expect Killester to win– they’re a leading, top team and also they’ll get the regard they are entitled to.

“The lads are humming as well as the pressure gets on them to defeat us. It’s a great deal. If we win, that’s my group talk sorted for the year. If we shed, we’re going into the league with a top game.

“My boys, on their day, can blend it with any individual. We’ve revealed when our backs are up versus the wall surface– when we’re the underdogs, we sort of program up.”

Inscription: The Oliver Bond Celtic side that will certainly deal with Killester Donnycarney in the FAI Cup first round this weekend

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