‘All in for Ann’ fundraiser gathers pace

August 3, 2015

The fundraising campaign around a charity football match set to take place later this year in honour of the late Ann Daly is gathering pace, with a host of sporting stars stepping up to show their support.

Ann, the wife of highly respected Armagh Ladies Senior Football Team manager James Daly, died last July after a brave eight year battle with cancer.  Since then, James and his young family have endured an unbearably tough time with Ann’s passing in July followed just eight days later by the death of James’ father and a cancer scare six weeks later for their son Ryan.  Thankfully Ryan’s tumour was found to be benign, and  he is now doing well, having come through major surgery last September.

Despite the challenges encountered by the Daly family, James has thrown his energy into October’s charity football fundraiser, a fitting tribute to football-mad wife Ann, who was also a former Armagh ladies board secretary.

The event, aptly named “All in for Ann”, will take place on October 3rd in Dromintee at 7pm.

The charity fundraiser, which combines Ann’s great passion for football and fundraising, promises to be an unmissable match between the Ulster Ladies Selection and the All Ireland Ladies Selection.

Several well known faces have taken time out to show their support for the fundraiser in the last number of weeks, including All star and former Aussie rules professional Marty Clarke, former Ulster and Ireland rugby star Paddy Wallace and former Ulster and Ireland rugby star Stephen Ferris, to name a few.

The evening will mark the culmination of several fundraising initiatives and will offer various opportunities for people to additionally support the charity work, with all proceeds donated to the Ulster Cancer Foundation and Breast Cancer Awareness – two charities that Ann herself had raised money for over the years.

Anticipation is certainly building for this exceptional event and a just giving page is available for anyone wishing to donate at

To follow the “All in for Ann” event like the Facebook page or follow on Twitter: @allinforann