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A game for Anto raised MND awareness in Ravenhill last night

Ulster Rugby and Ulster GAA put on a game for Anto Finnegan last night.

Anto Finnegan with his daughter Ava after the game.
Anto Finnegan with his daughter Ava after the game.
Image: Presseye/Brian Thompson/INPHO

ULSTER’S ALLSTARS TOOK on Dublin in a historic match at Ravenhill on Saturday evening to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.

A huge crowd turned out to watch the ‘Game for Anto’, in honour of Antrim player Anto Finnegan who was diagnosed with the terminal condition two years ago.

It proved an exciting and hard-fought encounter, with Ulster going on to win by 2-18 to 1-19.

All the proceeds of Saturday’s game – the first GAA match at Ravenhill in some 90 years – will go towards supporting research into Motor Neurone Disease.

The two teams after the game The two teams after the game. Source: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

 

Stephen Cluxton along with Ava Finnegan Stephen Cluxton leads the Dublin team out with Ava Finnegan. Source: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

 

Anto Finnegan along with his wife Alison, daughter Ava and son Conall Anto Finnegan along with his wife Alison, daughter Ava and son Conall. Source: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

 

Niall McKeever in action with David Byrne Niall McKeever in action for Ulster Allstars. Source: Presseye/Brian Thompson/INPHO

 

The Ulster All-Stars team before the game The Ulster Allstars prepare for the game. Source: Presseye/Darren Kidd/INPHO

Anto Finnegan along daughter Ava after the game Anto Finnegan with his daughter Ava after the game.

Ryan McHugh Ryan McHugh after the game. Source: Presseye/Brian Thompson/INPHO

 

The Dublin team huddle The Dublin team in a huddle before the match. Source: Presseye/Matt Mackey/INPHO

 

The Ulster All-Stars team The Ulster Allstar team line up before the game. Source: Presseye/Brian Thompson/INPHO

 

Fans enjoy the game A big crowd was in attendance at Ravenhill. Source: Presseye/Brian Thompson/INPHO

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