This Saturday night sees a big drive from some of the Meath GAA stars of the 80’s and 90’s  to help raise funds for Bill Byrne.

It will be also be a night of fun and recollection with the stars regaling past glories with music and entertainment.

The event will be hosted by Rory O’Connor of Rory’s Story fame.

There will be a raffle and an auction to help raise funds. Among the auction items are a signed jersey by the AFL star, Meath native Conor Nash, Irish rugby and Liverpool match tickets and more.

The event is in Simonstown GFC this Saturday with tickets €20.00 or if you can’t get along there is a GoFundMe page for Bill.

In 2021 Bill Byrne, from Kilmessan in Co. Meath, was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. This is a debilitating chronic disease and the symptoms include chronic fatigue, and it explained why Bill had been unwell on an ongoing basis for a number of years prior to the confirmed diagnosis.

Bill is married with six children, three of whom are still in school, and he has not been able to work for the last four years. This has obviously put significant financial strain on Bill and his family.

Some of Bill’s friends – including Meath GAA legend David “Jinxy” Beggy, and Kilberry natives Colm and Breen Lynch who run London pubs the Whitehart and Hop Pole – are arranging a major fundraising event.

This GoFundMe page will facilitate donations from people who cannot attend the Simonstown GFC event – or maybe you could support both!

All funds received through this GoFundMe will be administered by three trustees to ensure good governance and accountability.

Further information about Lyme Disease can be obtained from support group Tick Talk Ireland at, and they also have a FaceBook page at