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oncology donation Almost €40K raised for Cavan GAA star battling rare cancer by best pal and teammates

McGovern was diagnosed with Stage Two Lymphoma just after his 19th birthday

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Caoimhan McGovern

Caoimhan McGovern

Caoimhan McGovern

Almost €40,000 has been raised to help a GAA star battling with a rare form of cancer.

The GAA community in Cavan and further beyond has shown its support for football star Caoimhan McGovern as he begins his fight against cancer.

The Glanglevin native was diagnosed with Stage Two Lymphoma cancer shortly after his 19th birthday last July. He is currently undergoing Chemotherapy.

A talented forward, Caoimhan made his senior debut for Cavan in 2020 and featured prominently in the Breffni men's attack this season.

A fundraiser set up by Caoimhan’s best friend and fellow Shannon Gaels club mate Declan McLoughlin raised over €21,000 in just three days for the Sligo and Cavan Oncology day wards. Today the total raised stands at close to €40,000.

The charities were chosen by Caoimhan’s mother, Chrissie, because of their huge support to the McGovern family.

The Cavan oncology ward helped support Caoimhan’s father, the late Michael Anthony, and the family say the oncology ward in Sligo ''have been superb with Caoimhan and their work and support cannot go unnoticed''.

According to Declan he and the team have clubbed together ‘’to show support for Caoimhan through this tough time. 45 of his close friends and football team mates have decided to come together for a Shave or Dye and give him our full support".

He added: "The money raised from the Shave or Dye fundraiser will be divided between the Oncology ward, Cavan General Hospital and the Oncology ward, Sligo University Hospital."

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