A CHARITY football match between staff at HMV Dundalk and Marshes Shopping Centre staff has raised approximately e1,500 for the Marie Keating Foundation.
According to HMV Dundalk Manager Finian Cullen, it was a hardfought contest but in the end the staff at HMV emerged victorious.
“It was kind of level pegging at the start but HMV scored the first goal. Then shortly before half-time, the lads from 3G, Burger King, Lifestyle Sports and the security team scored an equalizer,” said Finian.
“But just before the whistle blew we managed to score a second goal which put us ahead and in a comfortable position.”
Finian added: “In the second half Team Marshes was a little bit stronger. They scored two more goals, but then we scored another which put us at 3-2 to Marshes.
“Thankfully we managed to score an equalizer to bring the score to 3-All a minute before the final whistle blew so the game went to penalties.
“I was the goalkeeper for HMV so there was a lot of pressure. I let one in but in the end Team HMV kept their heads and won the game.”
The match took place in Oriel Park on Saturday, July 30 at 7.30pm and succeeded in raising approximately e1,500. To date HMV Dundalk has raised e2,500 for the Marie Keating Foundation.
It is on target to reach its goal of e5,000 by next April.