Michael Fennelly's All Ireland Jersey and Hurl for Auction
All Star Hurler, Michael Fennelly having recently spent a week building houses in the townships of South Africa has donated for Auction his 2011 All Ireland Jersey and Hurl to The Niall Mellon Township Trust.
Having participated in the The Building Blitz week in November 2011, Michael saw first hand the horrendous living conditions that people must endure daily. “For me, the experience with The Niall Mellon Township Trust has been unbelievable. When you actually see the poverty in front of your eyes, that’s when it hits home. I am delighted to do anything I can to help and I hope that by donating my jersey and hurl that good will come from it”.
The proceeds from the sale of these collectors items will enable the charity to continue their year round house building programme, helping some of the most disadvantaged and marginalised people in South Africa move from a shack to a house.
Michael presented the sporting gems to Liam Mullen, staunch Kilkenny supporter and Veteran Volunteer with charity having travelled to South Africa every year for the past 10 years.
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Picture 1: Michael and Liam Mullen pictured with the 2011 All Ireland Jersey and Hurl.
Picture 2: Michael pictured with local children the township of Witsand on the Building Blitz November 2011.