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Do It For Dan: Sports memorabilia giveaway, a trip to Ibiza and two GAA clubs bury the hatchet

Sports memorabilia giveaway 

The Heath’s Joe Walshe has set up a simply amazing sports memorabilia auction in aid of Dan Donoher.

The draw for the auction will take place on May 15 and to enter, all you have to do is donate €5 to the fundraiser below.

€5 equals one entry so if you, for example, donate €20, you will be entered four times.

Joe explained: “There will be 10 prize bundles using sports like- Soccer, GAA, Rugby, Snooker, Darts and Boxing.

“Names will be taken from the donation page so be sure to stick on your name.

“The first name drawn will pick the first bundle and so on.”

Prizes that are available so far include:

3x Connacht Rugby Jerseys
TJ Doheny signed Title Defence Gear at MSG
League of Ireland Soccer Gear
Signed Bohemains and Republic of Ireland international James Talbot gloves
Signed Steven Lennon Irish Darts player shirt
Signed Steve Davis and Dennis Taylor Poster
1993 Arsenal winning cup team signed ball
Waterford United Goalkeeper jersey signed by Matthew O Connor
Laois GAA gear
Evan Comerford Dublin GAA tracksuit Top
Kerry GAA GK jersey

More prizes will be added in the coming weeks.

From Galmoy to Ibiza 

A Kilkenny GAA Club are going to travel the distance between their pitch and Ibiza in aid of Dan.

The event is organised by Galmoy’s Joe Dollatd, a teacher in St Fergal’s Rathdowney, and he explains how it will work.

Joe said: “We’re off on our summer holidays to Ibiza!

“The straight line distance from the GAA field in Galmoy to Ibiza is 1,690km and that is the distance we’re going to accumulate in a week. People can walk/run/cycle/crawl.

“This is open to everyone, young and old. It is summer holiday themed so don’t be afraid to show off those flowery shorts, fancy shorts and stylish sunhats.

“From this Sunday April 26 to next Sunday May 3 our target distance is 1,690km. People can get as many km’s as they can at different stages throughout the week.

“Every km counts so if someone is out for a walk/run with children, submit the distance and the amount of people taking part and we’ll add it in to the total.

“All distances covered need to be submitted to the page, you can submit your images direct to this page or send them to me and I can upload if people are not on Facebook.

“Anyone can take part, from other clubs, parish’s, counties and overseas. So spread the word near and far through any means possible. It’s all about trying to generate as much money for Dan as we can.”

Clonaslee and Rosenallis come together 

We’ve said before that little Dan Donoher has united the county and healed old wounds – and he has done it here again.

Once upon a time, Clonaslee and Rosenallis hurled together as Tinnahinch but that was more than a decade ago now.

Both clubs are set for their big runs today in aid of Dan and ahead of it – two of their stalwarts – Tommy Tynan (Clonaslee) and Marcus Redmond (Rosenallis) – have swapped shirts.

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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.