Cork ladies footballers have got behind the 'Do It for Dan' campaign

Cork ladies footballers have got behind the 'Do It for Dan' campaign
Cork's Áine Terry scores a point, despite pressure from Maria Reilly, Mayo, during the Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 game earlier this year. Picture: Seb Daly/Sportsfile

THE Cork senior ladies football squad are showing their support for the ‘Do It for Dan’ campaign.

The campaign has seen the GAA community around the country come together to raise funds for Dan Donoher, son of former Laois players, Niall Donoher and Aisling Quigley. 

Dan suffers from Type 1 SMA, a condition with symptoms like muscle weakness, a weak cry, and breathing distress. Currently, there is no cure for SMA. However, there are treatments available to help manage symptoms, reduce discomfort, and maintain quality of life for as long as possible. 

Spinraza (nusinersen) is a groundbreaking, disease-modifying treatment developed by Biogen for SMA sufferers and is available in America but the cost is in the region of €2m.

To show their support for Aisling, Dan and the family the Cork senior squad and all involved in Cork ladies football are being asked to donate to the fund-raiser, which has already seen players like the Gooch host online auctions for the cause.

The Cork squad are asking clubs/individuals to either host or just donate themselves and have offered a number of prizes or incentives for those that do.

Among the prizes they are offering is a signed jersey, senior squad and management team will go to your club for an open training and coaching session and your club’s U12 side will be invited to play at half-time in one of their first round games of next season’s Lidl National Football League.

They are asking for a minimum donation of €5.

To be in with a chance of winning one of the prizes go onto @ClubTimahoe on twitter where you will find the link to donate. Screenshot your receipt and include your and your club’s details and tweet to @CorkLGFA.

Meanwhile the GAA, supported by the Cumann na mBunscol and the GPA, have published the first of its weekly #GAAPrimary Challenges on learning.gaa.ie/primary-school — a series of learning and physical activities for children in primary school, as they return from the Easter break.

During these particularly challenging times for families, the #GAAPrimary Challenges are designed to help teachers and parents to work on the cross-curricular lesson plans with children to meet their learning needs.

Gaelic games-themed lessons are across all curriculum subjects and are for children at every class level, based on the GAA Céim ar Aghaidh/Step Ahead resource.

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=5lOTk69ctQc

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