Football fan's jerseys donated to Irish cancer society in touching tribute
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Football fan's jerseys donated to Irish cancer society in touching tribute

EVERTON, Arsenal and Liverpool football shirts are amongst those gracing two charity shop windows in Ireland, after being donated by the family of a young Irish man who died from cancer.

Brendan Creegan’s collection of over 50 rugby and football jerseys were given to the Irish Cancer Society shops in Tallaght and Castle Street, Cork, to honour his memory.

The avid football fan from Ranelagh travelled to matches home and abroad, often picking up shirts of international teams on his journey.

His sister, Olivia, described him as young and fun loving, the Irish Independent reports.

"He had a real passion for all things sport, especially football or ‘the beautiful game’ as it is otherwise known these days," she said.

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The self-described "football supporter first and Arsenal supporter second," was diagnosed with cancer in 2012.

He was told he had only months to live, but he still attended matches until he died in September 2013.

The jerseys are expected to be sold on Saturday, September 5, almost two years since he lost his battle with cancer.