Latest Malin Notes
Going SOLO for Danny
Our “Going Solo For Danny” fundraiser kicked off on St Patricks Day, with many supporters undertaking socially distanced walks, some members went on runs, while others got in some soloing practice as they set off with ball in hand in a bid to get the kms up. It does the heart good to see so many out and about showing their support, here in Malin, Inishowen, throughout Ireland & even in the USA. A lovely event to get the whole family involved & great to see those future stars practicing their soloing, all in aid of a great cause for St Luke’s Hospital, Dublin & in support of Danny.
For anyone who is unaware, 4 years ago Danny McCarron was first diagnosed with a having a tumour and hydrocephalus. Last November, he underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour and has also had further surgeries since. We all received a massive boost on Saturday, when news spread that Danny had been released from hospital and was on route back home. Danny has spent the most part of the last 6 months in hospital but we are glad to report that his treatment is going very well, doctors are pleased with his progress and he is on the road to a full recovery.
From a 5 year old boy walking through the gates of Connolly Park, Malin GAA has been a big part of Danny’s life. From selling lottos, taking his siblings out selling, coaching underage teams and coaching at Cúl Camps, Danny has featured and has been a very prominent player at every age group for his Club.
Malin GAA Club & the Community are with Danny on his return to full health. We want to show him our strong support and that his Black & Amber family are fully behind him.
As a Club from young to old, from senior mens, senior ladies and down through the age groups, from former players to committee members, from club members and non members, we want to show Danny that we’re with him on his road to recovery.
Our aim is to get the footballs out and GO SOLO! Solo the ball as far as you can to clock up the kilometres! Alternatively, you can leave the ball behind and walk, run or solo with a hurl. We plan to collectively clock up a total of 300KM plus, the distance from St. Luke’s Hospital to Connolly Park, Malin, among our participants. You can solo around the house, get out walking on the road or even run in a field. Let’s remind Danny that the Club are with him all the way.
Danny is a very motivational young coach. Even from his hospital bed, he inspired our young players to get active and return to play. In return, we really hope that this message of support will also inspire Danny and raise his spirits as he recovers.
The challenge began on St. Patricks Day and will continue for a month. You can clock up the KMs anywhere and everywhere. Remember you can donate via PayPal on: https://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=X9QFSCCYT4MJS
Also, donations can be left with club treasurer, John Byrne.
All money will go towards St Luke’s Hospital and aiding Danny on his road to recovery. So lets all get behind Danny in his fight and get the kms done, with the clocks going forward this coming Saturday, we have an extra hour of daylight to get the distance up.
Remember to take pictures, videos and send messages into your various coaches or to our Facebook page so that we can post on the Page and keep Danny updated and his spirits high!