A famous hurling ball used in the Centenary Year All-Ireland Final in Semple Stadium in 1984, and autographed by the late GAA legendary commentator Micheal O’Hehir, has scooped 4,000 dollars for a US benefit fund.
The historic sliothar was kindly donated to the fundraising initiative by Solohead man Oliver Coffey who had it in his possession since that special day in Thurles all of twenty nine years ago.
The prized ball was recently auctioned as part of a benefit fund established to support the familly of 41 year old county Limerick native, Ann McDonnell, whose untimely death caused widespread sadness and profound regret.
The organising committee in charge of the McDonnell family benefit fund were thrilled and overwhelmed to secure the special piece of GAA memorabilia for its auction.
See this weeks Tipperary Star for full story.