Connacht GAA partners with Cancer Fund for Children

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L-R: Cathal Cregg Connacht GAA, Dad Michael Belton, Cillian Belton, Mum Aoife Belton, Dad Michael Hynes, James Hynes, Michael Hynes, Mum Colleen Hynes, Bridget Marie Hynes, Joseph Belton, Dad Adrian Boland, Mum Deirdre Boland, Sons Tiarnán, Donnacha and Odhran Boland, Rachel Fullam Cancer Fund for Children staff member, Caragh Keane daughter of Cancer Fund for Children staff member, John Prenty CEO Connacht GAA, Cormac McMullan Cancer Fund for Children staff member.

Connacht GAA have launched a two-year charity partnership with children’s cancer charity, Cancer Fund for Children.

This partnership will help raise awareness of Cancer Fund for Children’s mission, which is to ensure that no child has to face cancer alone.

Every week, across the island of Ireland, an average of 10 children and young people (aged 0-24 years) will be diagnosed with cancer.

Cancer Fund for Children provide emotional, social and therapeutic support to children and young people living with cancer across all 32 counties, ensuring families can access support regardless of where they live.

Their specialist support is delivered in the hospital, at home, in the community and at the charity’s short-break therapeutic centre, Daisy Lodge, in Co. Down.

Developments are also underway for a second Daisy Lodge centre in Cong, Co. Mayo, with construction commencing later in the year.

Connacht GAA CEO John Prenty shared their excitement at teaming up with the charity.

“We are excited at Connacht GAA to begin this partnership. This is a most worthy cause and something that unfortunately touches a huge portion of the population.

“Hopefully we can help raise awareness of the work being done in Daisy Lodge in Co Down and the new centre opening in Cong, including through our upcoming Daisy Dash, taking place Saturday 7th September, which we will officially announce soon.”

Phil Alexander, CEO of Cancer Fund for Children said they are thrilled to begin this partnership with Connacht GAA.

“With our second Daisy Lodge in Cong opening in 2026, we’re excited to get to work with this team to raise vital funds and awareness of the work that we do to support families living with a childhood cancer diagnosis.”

For more information on Cancer Fund for Children, visit