Tipperary hurling legend’s last jersey makes £3,000 at London fundraiser auction

Another item of Tipperary GAA Heritage finds a new home: Drangan man Johnny Whyte is pictured with Eoin Kelly and Tipperary GAA Officers - Secretary Tim Floyd (extreme left) and Chairman Michael Bourke (extreme right) at last Friday’s successful Tipperary GAA fundraiser in the Intercontinental Hotel in London.
Another item of Tipperary GAA Heritage finds a new home: Drangan man Johnny Whyte is pictured with Eoin Kelly and Tipperary GAA Officers – Secretary Tim Floyd (extreme left) and Chairman Michael Bourke (extreme right) at last Friday’s successful Tipperary GAA fundraiser in the Intercontinental Hotel in London.

Tipperary GAA returned to London’s West End for its second Team Tipperary Corporate Lunch Fundraiser last Friday afternoon 29 May. And similar to the inaugural event just over a year ago, the event in the Intercontinental Hotel proved to be an outstanding success as well as being a most enjoyable occasion for all the three hundred diners who were privileged to be present.

A party of over twenty travelled from Tipperary for the occasion including Tipperary GAA officers Michael Bourke (Chairman), Tim Floyd (Secretary), Eamon Buckley (Treasurer) and Central Council Delegate and former Chairman Sean Nugent. Also present were special guests including Declan Browne (Tipperary’s only All-Star footballer), Eamon Corcoran (Tipperary 2001 All-Ireland medal winner) and recently retired and one of Tipperary’s most decorated hurling forwards Eoin Kelly.

One of the highlights of another memorable afternoon was the auction that followed a most entertaining Question and Answer forum conducted by Today FM broadcaster – the amazing Paul Collins who also persuaded London-based Drangan man Johnny Whyte to part with £3,000 for Eoin Kelly’s last No. 21 jersey, as worn in the 2014 All-Ireland Hurling Final Replay. And since Johnny happens to be Eoin’s No. 1 fan, the jersey is certainly gone to the right home. There will be further photographic coverage in next week’s edition.

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