The family of Brendan Creegan of Ranelagh in south Dublin, who died from cancer in 2013, have donated his massive collection of rugby and soccer jerseys to the Irish Cancer Society charity shops.
Over 50 jerseys, many of them unworn and still in their original packaging, were donated to the society and are on display at the charity’s shops in Tallaght and Castle Street in Cork.
The jerseys will be sold on Saturday 5 September, just over two years since Brendan’s death.
“Brendan was young, vibrant, fun loving and truly, a larger than life character, and he had a real passion for all things sport especially football,” said his sister Olivia Creegan. “He travelled to many football matches at home and abroad as he once said ‘I am not just an Arsenal supporter, I am a football supporter.’
“Sadly Brendan became unwell in 2012 with cancer and shortly afterwards he was diagnosed as being terminally ill with only months to live. However, he still insisted on travelling to these matches, which was truly a testament to his passion for both the game and his life.”
Commenting on the family’s decision to donate the jerseys to the Irish Cancer Society, Olivia said: “We felt that it only fitting to take what was Brendan“s passion in life and do something positive with it to help others.”