CLG Dhún na nGall, through their Health & Wellbeing committee, have been working with the Donegal Age Friendly programme the  Public Participation Network and YOURS (Young, Old, Understanding, Remembering and Sharing) on a new project  #It’sGoodToTalk #GAA . This was inspired by former Mayo GAA county star David Brady. Donegal GAA players and management have answered the call to become involved with this initiative and are volunteering to give a lift to those who have being “cocooning” and cut off from their typical social networks by pledging a few minutes of their time to make a call to someone who is isolated and have a chat with him/her about GAA or reminisce about former glory days!!

 

A short chat in a long day for someone who has spent or are still spending all their time at home could make all the difference and we are very appreciative of the Donegal players (past and present) for making themselves available to be part of this initiative. If you know someone who is cocooning and would avail of this please contact the Age Friendly Programme through the Community Response Helpline on 1800 928 982 or email covidsupport@donegalcoco.ie to set up the connection. True cocooning supporters will be identified and their details will be referred to a player who will give them a quick call at their convenience. Don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

The following 16 county players, past and present, are on board

Michael Murphy
Ryan McHugh
Neil McGee
Oisin Gallen
Paddy McGrath
Hugh McFadden
Eoghan Ban Gallagher
Declan Bonner
Anthony Molloy
Martin McHugh
Manus Boyle
Brendan Devenney
Brendan Dunleavy
Michael Carr
Brian McEniff
Pauric McShea
Ryan McHugh and Mairead Cranley, Donegal County Council, will outline further details on the Greg Hughes show on Highland radio on Wednesday morning.