THEIR normal activities may well have ceased for a couple of weeks at least, but sports clubs across Donegal have remained at the very heartbeats of their respective communities.
Action in most sports has come to a standstill until at least March 29.
However, clubs in all corners of Donegal are rallying around to assist the elderly, needy and the vulnerable in their communities.
Many club members are undertaking to collect items such as groceries or prescriptions for people within their areas – club members or not.
Due to the escalation of the spread of Covid-19 in recent days, which has forced the shutdown of schools, public buildings and, since last night, the pubs, the country is experiencing strange and worrying times.
Yet, it is in times like this where the strength of the spirit of our clubs and communities can really come to the fore; times when it really matters.
We have drawn up a list of clubs who have posted such announcements.
If you would like your club or society to be listed, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Ardara GAA club
In Conjunction with local businesses in the parish, we have a group of driver volunteers set up to assist in deliveries during this crisis. If you aren’t comfortable about leaving the house due to anyone with health issues at home who Covid-19 may threaten and you need shopping/prescription etc. Contact your shop/chemist and they will contact us for a driver who are being organised on a rota basis
Buncrana GAA club
Our Health and Wellbeing committee are providing a service to anyone in our community, member or non-member, who needs help with collecting prescriptions, groceries or any other essential needs. All requests will be treated in a confidential and respectful manner. Please contact Aine Daly (0863953380) or Michelle McKenna (0866076007) if you would like to avail of this service.
Burt GAA Club
If anyone in the local community, whether a club member or not, needs any groceries bought, prescriptions collected or any other help in the coming weeks please contact Chairperson Donal Walker (0866686550) or a member of our Healthy Club Committee, Catriona 00447736126855, Joanne 00447803835494 or Claire 0876380153 and we will be more than happy to help.
Donegal Bay Cycling Club
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic DBCC members would like to put themselves forward to help any of our Community. This includes but not limited to the elderly, sick or those who are self isolating.
Fanad United FC & Mulroy Academy
In conjunction with Mulroy Academy, we are offering help to the local community in this stressful time of uncertainty. We need to look out for the vulnerable members of our community. If anyone requires home delivery on groceries, essentials, prescriptions etc. please contact before 2pm and we will get these to your door: 086-2034357
Four Masters GAA club
If there are any elderly or vulnerable people living in our community that need help getting essential shopping, groceries or fuel don’t be afraid to contact us at 086-0523905 and we will gladly help in any way we can.
Killybegs GAA club
If there is anyone in the local community that are uneasy about leaving their homes at this time (Club member or not) who need any groceries, prescriptions or any other help in the coming weeks please contact Baker on 087-8328259 or any club official.
Naomh Colmcille GAA club
During these uncertain times the club is providing a service to anyone in the community, member or non-member, who needs help with collecting prescriptions, groceries or any other essential needs over the course of the next few weeks. Health & Wellbeing Officer Kieran Friel will take requests (0866056655) and co-ordinate to a group of helpers. If you can or want to help in any way you can also contact Kieran to get added to the group.
Naomh Columba GAA club
Here at CLG Naomh Columba we are organising for the ederly and most vulnerable in our community who are not comfortable in leaving their homes due to Covid 19. If you need collection of essentials from Chemists or local shops you can get in touch with any of the following who will organise collections for you
Naomh Conaill GAA club
In a joint community effort between Glenties Community Devlopment, Naomh Conaill GAA, Glenties CFR and Day Care Centre we are organising a community response to try and help the most vulnerable in our community. We are putting in place a home delivery service of people’s medicine, groceries and some other services. We are looking for volunteers to help us with setting this up.
If you are willing to help with this community response can you reply to David Kelch 0879220494 or Vincent Cranley 0871770243
Naomh Padraig, Iskaheen GAA club
If there are any elderly or vulnerable people living in our community that need help getting essential shopping, groceries or fuel, don’t be afraid to contact us at 087-2521441 and we will gladly help in any way.
Naomh Padraig, Lifford GAA club
Milford GAA club
All here at CLG Baile na nGalloglach we are anxious to provide any and all help we can to our members and ALL of the community in this time when the most vulnerable in Society need us most. If anything is needed or you need deliveries or collections carried out please get in contact. We have volunteers in Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullen ready to lend a hand. Please contact James McGinley on 086-8179779
Raphoe Town FC
“We have organised a group of Raphoe Town FC coaches, committee and parent volunteers who are willing to work to ensure that nobody in our community is left isolate in the coming weeks. We have set up a facility for people to contact us if they require assistance requiring food, fuel, medical prescriptions or other necessities.
“If there are people outside the Raphoe area concerned about loved ones in the area, please contact us and we will do our best to check on your family or loved ones.
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Red Hughs GAA club
Due to the ongoing situation regarding: The Corona Virus & now the practice of social distancing for our wellbeing, it is important to stay connected and look out for the elderly & vulnerable in our community. Therefore we have set up a group of club members who are willing to get shopping, collect prescriptions etc., As we are aware a lot of our older members are not on social media, so if you could pass on the info and numbers below please.
Folks if anyone especially our elderly and vulnerable people in the community needs anything from the shops club member Desiree Doherty is going today you can contact her on 087-6766917
Sean MacCumhaills GAA club
Our club stand ready to help our community in any way that we can during the difficult time ahead. The elderly and vulnerable are those in most need at this time with disruptions to normal schedules and routines so if there is any help that we can offer please get in touch with us.
Also, please mention to any people you think we could help during this time, whether it is for lifting groceries, prescriptions or other things needed in the coming weeks. A team of volunteers is willing to help. Contact the club Facebook page.
Setanta Hurling club
If anyone in our community (club member or not) needs any help i.e getting groceries, needs prescriptions collected, etc., over the coming weeks, please send us a message and we will do our best to help out wherever we can! Feel free to share with anyone who you think would benefit
St Michael’s GAA Club
It is clear that those most vulnerable are the elderly and we all have concerns around the balance between minding the elderly and minimising contacts. Most people will prefer to mind their own circles when possible but that can be difficult at times. If there is anyone but particularly elderly members of the community who would benefit from food/medical / fuel drops then these people can contact St Michael’s members and we will carry out deliveries each week.
If you are aware of anyone who would be comfortable with, and benefit from deliveries then please firstly consult with the individual directly and if authorised then pass on a name and number to Liam 086 8611097 or Ann Marie 0879454107
Swilly Rovers FC
Swilly Rovers FC will be offering a free Home Delivery Service for elderly and vulnerable members of community who may struggle to get to shops. Please feel free to contact us on: 086 357 7255 or 086 400 2434.
Termon GAA club
Anyone in the community, member or non-member, who needs help with collecting prescriptions, pension, groceries or any other essential needs. Contact number to call or text for assistance is Kieran 087-7556583.
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