A CHARITY football match in memory of two popular young Omagh men who tragically died following separate accidents will be held at Youth Sport Omagh on Sunday.
Joe McDermott died in 2015 following an accident on a construction site in Perth while Dominic Early passed away in 2017 after being involved in a car crash near Tempo.
Both were highly-respected figures in the local community and their deaths were met with widespread shock and sorrow.
Now family and friends of the two men have come together to mark their memory with a football match between the Hoss XI and the Dom XI for the Omagh Cup.
All the players taking part have donated money towards hampers to be presented to the two families while all donations at the game itself will be split between the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and Doing It For Dom Foundation.
Eamon Keyes, who along with Michael Treanor, Ciaran McCaffrey and Robert Porter organised the game, has thanked all who have weighed in with their support.
“We’re expecting a big crowd, both Joe and Dom were known to everyone,” he said.
“I would like to thank sponsor Chris Colton of See See, the Coach Inn, which will host the presentation, and Active 2 for sponsoring the matchball.”
It is hoped that this particular charity game will become an annual event and the winners of Sunday’s game will play a Miles For Matty XI in 2019. Sunday’s game kicks off at 12.30pm with a couple of high profile players lined up to guest.
Their identity will remain secret until the day itself!