Liverpool FC legends dazzle for ‘Bosch’ Byrne
DRIMNAGH came together in its droves to support a football match, which included a Liverpool FC legends team, in memory of the late Keith ‘Bosch’ Byrne.
A member of St John Bosco FC and Good Counsel GAA, Keith Byrne passed away suddenly in September 2021.
Having played with the Bosco years ago, Bosch once again became involved in 2016 to coach his son’s team.
Keith’s sons Caoimhín and Conor both play with the Drimnagh football club today and they each played a part as Liverpool legends went toe-to-toe with three teams in their father’s memory.
The likes of Ronnie Whelan, Ray Houghton, Jason McAteer, Jermaine Pennant and Alan Kennedy lined out for the Reds to face St John Bosco FC, Harvey Norman FC and a family and friends’ selection.
Young Caoimhín was named Player of the Match, having lined out for Liverpool and the Bosco, with his antics in goal catching the eye of some 1,000 spectators at Richmond Park in Inchicore.
Organised by Rob Kinsella, Joe Cully, Joey Gannon, and Mark Byrne, it is expected that the total figure raised in the Keith Byrne Memorial Match will cross the €15,000 barrier.
While the team are still busy counting the proceeds, a portion of the proceeds are due to be donated to the Irish Heart Foundation.
Having completed a meet-and-greet with the players in the Eleanora Pub before the game, a question-and-answers session was held in Good Counsel GAA Club afterwards.
“All in all, it was a great day,” says Joe Cully, one of the organisers.
“There was a lot of people involved who helped in some way.
“Drimnagh is an amazing place like that, the community really came together.”
Keith ‘Bosch’ Byrne is survived by his children Caoimhín, Conor and Gracie, his partner Sinead, mother Josie and siblings John, Kevin, Tony, David and Darren.