Letterkenny Shopping Centre was jam-packed on Saturday as hundreds of fans turned up to meet former Ireland International soccer goalkeeper Shay Given as the world-renowned player was doing a book signing of his new autobiography.
And Shay took time out to make a very important signing.
No, he hasn’t joined a new club but he put his autograph on a very special golf bag which is to be raffled in a grand charity draw with the proceeds going to the sick children’s ambulance association, BUMBLEANCE.
On hearing of the draw taking place, Shay was only too delighted to add his name to the charity drive.
He joins the growing list of professional sportsmen, celebrities, singers, stage and screen actors that draw organiser Eamonn Davis has already succeeded in obtaining for the bag.
Eamonn himself was also delighted to get Shay’s signature as it was Eamonn’s father Eddie Davis [Derry] who was instrumental in Shay traveling over to his first trial club, Bradford City, whose then manager was none other than Frank Stapleton, the former Manchester United, Arsenal and Irish International footballer.
Shay also presented Eamonn with a signed edition of his book, ‘Any Given Saturday’ to be entered as a prize in the draw.
Picture shows Shay ‘signing on’ under the watchful eye of draw organiser Eamonn DavisTags: