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Legends to lock horns in support of charity

 

By Jonathan Bradley

Legends of the women's game will go head to head in Gibson Park tonight (7.30pm kick-off) in a game to raise both funds and awareness for Debra Ireland.

In a curtain-raiser for the Women's World Cup final, which takes place in Belfast this weekend, former Ireland and England internationals, including the likes of Grace Davitt, Fiona Coughlan and Gill Burns, will lock horns.

"This is the first time that any teams at international level are going to play against each other in this type of event," said ex-Irish international Rosie Foley, sister of late Munster legend Anthony Foley.

"There is huge interest in it. I can't get over how many people want to be there, want to support and want to play. We have had to cap the numbers because we are running out of jerseys."

Debra Ireland is an organisation striving to fund research and treatment for sufferers of epidermolysis bullosa, a condition that leaves skin susceptible to painful blisters after the slightest trauma or friction.

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