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Club Distributes Equipment to Local Nursing Homes

Club News
// 10 Apr 2020

Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban was on hand to distribute PPE and healthcare equipment to four nursing homes in the area as part of the club’s effort to help our ‘Frontline Heroes’ battling COVID-19.

After consolation with members of the HSE, the proceeds from the club’s recent GoFundMe page was used to acquire hand sanitiser from local company Ovelle Pharmaceuticals while the club have also purchased an oxygen concentration machine for Dealgan Nursing Home to help them combat COVID-19.

Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban, pictured with Alan McCartney from St Oliver’s Nursing Home. Top picture: Patrick presents a cheque and boxes of PPE to healthcare workers at Dealgan Nursing Home

The GoFundMe campaign, which was launched with a target of €1,500, raised a total of €3,075 with 150 people making a donation. Every person who made a donation was entered into a draw for John Mountney’s 2016 Europa League shirt, signed by the whole squad. The winner was Frank Ryan.

Hoban, along with Dundalk FC COO Martin Connolly and kitman Noel Walsh, distributed boxes of hand sanitiser to St Oliver Plunkett’s, Blackrock Abbey, St Francis Mount Oliver and Dealgan Nursing Home, as well as presenting Dealgan with a cheque for the new machine.

Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban, pictured with healthcare workers at St Francis Mount Oliver Nursing Home

“At Dundalk FC, we pride ourselves on being a community club and at this moment in time, our local healthcare workers and our elderly are probably two of the most vulnerable sections in the community,” said Connolly.

“Thanks to the donations that came in on the GoFundMe page, we have been able to provide some much-needed equipment to help four of the nursing homes in the area.

Dundalk striker Patrick Hoban, pictured with healthcare workers at Blackrock Abbey Nursing Home

“Our healthcare workers are at the frontline battling this virus and we are delighted to have been able to play a small part in assisting them at this difficult time.”

Please visit the HSE’s website to keep up to date with the latest government health information and advice to stop the spread of coronavirus.