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Derry Refixture To Benefit Cormac Trust

Monday 18.08.2014
Team Talk Mag
Club


The re-fixed M&L Contracts Derry Senior Football Championship game between Lavey and Magherafelt takes place at Owenbeg this Thursday 21 August with an 8pm throw-in.

The original clash between the two sides was abandoned last Wednesday night after Lavey captain Kevin McCloy took ill and received treatment on the field. The former Derry captain and All-Star was taken to Altnagelvin hospital but has since continued to show signs of improvement.

The rescheduled game will now go ahead on Thursday night and admission to the game is free with a view to raising awareness of cardiac risks in athletes.

Club Derry committee members will, however, collect voluntary donations, the sum of which will be presented to the Cormac Trust, which was set up after the sudden death of Tyrone footballer Cormac McAnallen on the 2nd March, 2004.

The following are the four objectives of the trust:

· To raise awareness of sudden cardiac deaths in young people, and its causes;

· To promote cardiac screening for young people, especially for athletes;

· To provide education and information to raise awareness at government level and among other authorities as to the value of providing facilities for the screening of young people;

· To provide automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for sports clubs in the local region, for the use of the entire local community, and to train people in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the use of defibrillators.

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