GAA Video: Gaelic clubs in floodlight tribute to Portglenone's Paul McKeever
GAELIC clubs around Ulster and beyond bonded together at the weekend in a 'Lighting Up' tribute in memory of former Antrim footballer and inter-county referee Paul McKeever, who died just three months after being diagnosed with a rare type of cancer.
The 39-year-old Portglenone clubman was remembered at the 'Light Up the Pitch for Paul' event at Roger Casements GAC in the village on Saturday and right across the province and beyond clubs joined in with lighting up pitch displays that night to remember Paul and show their support for the Portglenone club's charity fund-raising initiative.
The tournament was organised to help raise much-needed funds for two charities, Friends of the Cancer Centre and Cancer Focus NI, who helped Paul and his wife Nicola and family through the most difficult time.
Mr McKeever passed away last November after being diagnosed with a rare, malignant tumour.
A devoted husband and father of three, he represented Antrim at both minor and Under-21 level.
He was a member of the ground-breaking Sean Stinson's minor team - an amalgamation between Roger Casements and St Mary's Ahoghill - which won four Antrim minor championships in a row between 1995-1998.
Thirty-two Under 10 and Under 12 teams from across Ulster competed at the 'Light Up the Pitch for Paul' event.
The Roger Casement's club Tweeted this beautiful video compilation of the event and their thanks for the contribution and support of other GAA clubs.