Comedians united for football match

Comedians united for football match

Shane Todd and Lurgan comedian Sean Hegarty are amongst the players lining out on Sunday.

Jonathan McNabb


Jonathan McNabb


Friday 27 August 2021 18:00

He might be known for his comedy...but Shane Todd will be swapping his microphone for a pair of football boots this weekend.

The Holywood man will be taking part in the Emerge Invitational League which was set-up specifically for players over the age of 35 to help promote mental and physical wellbeing.

Shane will be playing for a comedian's team against Oxford Sunnyside at Knockrammer Park in Lurgan on Sunday (KO 1:30pm).

His list of team-mates includes Paddy McDonnell, Sean Hegarty, William Thompson and a load more.

The comedian, who is known throughout Northern Ireland for making people laugh with his various characters, took to social media in the hope of finding a kit to wear for him and his team-mates.

After several requests and messages, it would prove to be Crewe United FC who would show their support as the Glenavy side offered their assistance.

A little help goes a long way.

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