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Former Laois footballer and 7-year-old son raise almost €22,000 for Do It For Dan

And don’t they just look great!

Former Laois footballer Billy Sheehan and his seven-year-old son Timmy have raised almost €22,000 for little Dan Donoher by bleaching their hair.

Last week, the pair set up their own GoFundMe page which has generated more than €5,000 while they have also managed to gather up more than €16,000 outside of this.

And so, with the money in the bank, mammy Marie Crowe turned barber and duly bleached both her husband and her eldest son.

Timmy said: “I want to thank all in Austin Stacks in Kerry and St Judes in Dublin for supporting me and my dad.

“Also my soccer team Templeogue United, my rugby team Terenure and my basketball team Eanna.

“I want to my school friends in Bishop Shanahan and also to all the Liverpool fans who gave us support.

“If anyone has any money left, please support and try get us to €22,000 because we need to raise 2 million before Dan’s second birthday.

”Also keep supporting all the Do it For Dan fundraisers.”

And this wasn’t the only fundraiser taken on by an individual which yielded great success over the weekend.

Courtwood man Brian Hogan, using his own Instagram and Snapchat channels, has came up with a fundraiser for ‘Do It For Dan’ using the National Lottery.

His ‘Bonus Ball’ saw him sell every ball from 1-47 for €20 each.

Brian completed twelve full sheets and with €300 going to the winner of each sheet, Brian was able to donate €7,280 to the Do It For Dan campaign.

Well done to all!


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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.