THE Donegal senior football squad completed their TeamDonegal4TeamLivie cycle yesterday afternoon.
The entire squad, including players, management and back room team, left from nine different locations across Donegal yesterday morning and all groups arrived back to Sean MacCumhaill Park in the afternoon.
Picture: The Donegal senior football squad at Sean MacCumhaill Park. Picture by Geraldine Diver,
Squad members left from Ardara, Bundoran, Clonmany, Downings, Cloughaneely, Gaoth Dobhair, Glencolmcille, Malin and Pettigo and all 39 Donegal football clubs were stopped off at on the way.
It was all in the name of raising money for Olivia ‘Levie’ Mulhern, the 10-month-old who suffers from Spinal Muscular Atrophy and who needs over $2million for potentially life-saving treatment.
The Donegal squad’s endeavours have already raised over €22,000 – and you can still donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/teamdonegal4teamlivie
‘Livie’ is the cherished daughter of Donegal Town man Keith Mulhern and his fiance Karen Vickers from Dublin.
“Livie was in the headlines and when I heard her dad give an interview, it triggered something,” said Donegal manager Declan Bonner.
“It felt like a cause that we could really get behind and we’re looking forward to the event. €2million has to be raised.”
Bonner said: “When lockdown started, we were in the hope of getting to action sooner rather than later. We felt at one stage as if there’d be no football in 2020, but we got an opportunity to come together as a group to do something.
“It has given us a chance to get together as a group to do something in the community of Donegal and also it gets our clubs, all 39 of them, involved.”