A huge crowd turned out at Pearse Memorial Park in Ardara on Saturday night for the Pat Shovelin Memorial All-Star game.
Two years ago, Pat Shovelin passed away at the age of 41 after a brave battle with a rare form of liver cancer.
‘Wee Pat’ was a popular GAA coach at his native Ardara and was goalkeeping coach for Donegal under Jim McGuinness’s management.
The esteem in which he was held was outlined by the crowds that flocked to Pearse Memorial Park, for a game that saw a star-studded Pat’s All-Stars defeat the Donegal 2012 panel 6-15 to 4-14.
Steven McDonnell (2), Conor Mortimer, Dick Clerkin, Peter Harte and Paddy Bradley hit the goals for Pat’s All-Stars.
Rory Kavanagh hit 1-3 for the Donegal side, while Michael Murphy registered 1-2 and Eamon McGee netted a penalty.
The Donegal Hospice, Irish Cancer Society and Letterkenny University Hospital Oncology Unit will benefit from the proceeds.
Charlie Collins was in Ardara and spoke to a number of people who were close to Pat.
Listen to the full podcast, narrated by Chris McNulty and with interviews by Charlie Collins with Chrissie Shovelin, Dr Charlie McManus, Paul Durcan and John McConnell, below …