SINN FEIN has defended the Annual Seamus Harvey / Gerard Mc Glynn Memorial Cup which will take place this Friday night the 24th of August at 7pm in Mac Cumhaill Park in Ballybofey.
Comments from Cllr Cora Harvey come after criticism from a DUP MLA in the North
Speaking ahead of the event local Sinn Fein County Councillor Cora Harvey said: “This year marked the 39th Anniversary of the untimely death of these two young Volunteers who died at Kilclean on the Donegal Tyrone Border on the 10th of August 1973. Every year we remember both Seamus and Gerard and remember the sacrifice that they made in the pursuit of a United Ireland and to end partition.
“Seamus Harvey from Castlederg was residing in Ballybofey when he died alongside Gerard Mc Glynn also from Castlederg, The Seamus Harvey Sinn Fein Cumann Ballybofey was set up in 1974 in his memory and remains active today.
“The Annual Harvey / Mc Glynn Memorial cup has grown in popularity over the years, the towns of Ballybofey and Aghyaran / Castlederg come together to remember their own.
“We have young players coming from all over Donegal and Tyrone to play for their respective sides with the hope of winning the cup. Tyrone have won the cup the last two years, but this year I believe like the County Team, Donegal are very hungry and are out to win back the cup.
“This has come to be a great community event and this year proceeds raised will go to a local charity for Breast care, we will be raffling a signed Donegal Jersey as one of the prizes.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank all for helping to organise this event and to thank the Mac Cumhaill Club for the use of the park and the facilities. It is much appreciated.
“This weekend we remember the lives of Seamus Harvey and Gerard Mc Glynn with love and pride.”