Gaelic footballers to attempt world-record 24-hour game for charity

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From left: John McAreavey (Michaela Foundation), Kieran Kennedy (O'Neills Sports), Kelley Fay Cuddy (sports psychologist), Roisin Foster (Cancer Focus NI), Mickey Harte (Michaela Foundation)

Proceeds go towards the Michaela Foundation and Cancer Focus NI

Gaelic footballers from across the country are set to take part in a world record attempt to play a 24-hour game!

The marathon match for charity is being staged at the Tyrone GAA centre in Garvaghey on the weekend of January 7th and 8th.

Proceeds go to Cancer Focus NI and the Michaela Foundation, set up in honour of Michaela McAreavey who was murdered on her honeymoon in Mauritius in 2011.

Here's Michaela's father, Tyrone manager, Mickey Harte.

Michaela's husband John McAreavey, is now chair of the Foundation.

A former Down star, he's looking forward to playing his part.

Ex-Derry county player and cancer survivor Ronan Rocks is on one of the two teams.

Chief Executive of Cancer Focus Northern Ireland Roisin Foster says she's full of admiration for those taking part.

Eoin Treanor is community fund-raiser with Cancer Focus Northern Ireland.

The oldest player is 51-year-old Billy Drake, who's still turning out for his club St. Michael's, Magheralin.

The former Cliftonville soccer star says he's delighted to get a call-up.

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