The Irish FA has confirmed that the naming rights of next month’s Irish Cup Final have been given to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The May 3 showpiece will see Ballymena United and Glenavon do battle for the blue riband trophy.
“Marie Curie Cancer Care has been the official charity partner of the Irish Football Association for the last two years and I am delighted to announce that they have been given the naming rights of this year’s Irish Cup Final,” said Chairman of the Challenge Cup Committee, Jim Shaw.
“Marie Curie were given the naming rights of last year’s Irish Cup Final and this provided them with a tremendous platform to raise awareness of the charity; and by giving them the naming rights of this season’s Final will allow them to continue to raise awareness of the great work that they do.”
Marie Curie Cancer Care cares for people with terminal cancer and other life limiting illnesses in their own homes across Northern Ireland and in the Marie Curie Cancer Care hospice in Belfast.
Marie Curie nurses provide free care for patients at home, giving people the choice to be nursed in their own homes, with their loved ones.
Anne Hannan, Partnerships Manager, Marie Curie, added: “Marie Curie is delighted that for a second year we have been given the naming rights to the Irish Cup Final.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to raise awareness of the end of life care Marie Curie offers across Northern Ireland. Our nurses give free hands on care to those with terminal illnesses in their own homes and vital emotional support to their loved ones.”