Young patients at Belfast children’s cancer unit treated to visit from Kieran McGeary

YOUNG patients from the pediatric cancer unit in Belfast were treated to a visit from a GAA football star yesterday.

Just days after winning the coveted Footballer of the Year at the PwC All-Stars Awards, Kieran McGeary delivered gifts at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.

And for a young patient, it was time to put aside the rivalry between the provinces.

Nine-year-old Niall Smyth, an under-11 player at Ballymacnab GAC in Armagh, was among those to receive a gift from Tyrone’s senior vice captain of football.

He was given a Tyrone GAA jersey, which was autographed by Pomeroy Plunkett’s star.

Mr. McGeary, who made his debut for Tyrone in 2016, delivered gifts on behalf of Pro-Performance Nutrition in an effort to cheer up the children in the department.

Still enjoying his first All-Star Award success last week, the Tyrone footballer also met Naomi Spence, a community play specialist at the Belfast facility.

The donation was made as part of the Children’s Cancer Unit Charity’s Christmas Appeal, as part of its wider work to support the unit’s medical team and staff and the families they care for.

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