Noel McGrath making strong recovery from testicular cancer

Two-time All Star attends GPA’s link-up with Childhood Cancer Foundation

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath with (from left) Oran, Ciara and Shona Murray from Letterkenny at the launch of a new charity partnership between the GPA and Childhood Cancer Foundation. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath with (from left) Oran, Ciara and Shona Murray from Letterkenny at the launch of a new charity partnership between the GPA and Childhood Cancer Foundation. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

 

Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath is making a strong recovery from testicular cancer surgery, according to Gaelic Players Association boss Dessie Farrell.

The GPA have been in regular contact with the All-Ireland winning Tipperary forward offering support since his diagnosis in mid-April.

The highly skilful Loughmore-Castleiney club man underwent surgery shortly afterwards and made a public appearance at Croke Park yesterday for the GPA’s official link up with the Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Two-time All Star McGrath, 24, posed for photographs and appeared in good spirits among a number of other intercounty players who attended the launch.

“He has been through a very difficult time but has shown great courage and was very keen to get involved today and help out in some small way,” said Farrell.

“I think there is a greater learning for us all in terms of Noel’s situation, in terms of young men and men in general and how they deal with situations that may emerge for them from time to time.

“It was lucky that he was proactive and went and got his issue seen to. As a result of that, the outcome will be very positive. He’s doing well, yeah.”

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