The GAA community comes together in support of Sean Drummond 2 months ago

The GAA community comes together in support of Sean Drummond

The Dublin footballers wore 'Support 4 Drummo' jerseys in the Leinster final win over Kildare and the Dublin hurlers did the same in their final group game against Galway.

Sean Drummond has a number of club-mates on both teams. He would have played with Con O'Callaghan and his brother Cian when they were younger while, as fellow Cuala men, the jerseys will also have meant an awful lot to Mark Schutte and Michael Fitzsimons.

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There was a noticeable amount of good-will in the air on that same Leinster final day as, whether they were from Kildare or Dublin, supporters put money in the buckets that volunteers held out for the good of Sean Drummond.

The GAA community is certainly behind him.

Seán Drummond is a former Cuala & Dublin underage player who suffered life-changing injuries in a traffic accident in London after he'd finished his college exams in 2019.

The Drummond family, their friends and the wider community were delighted to welcome Seán back to the family home earlier this year following a stay at the National Rehabilitation Centre in Dún Laoghaire. The house has been adapted to meet his needs thanks to the generous support received from donors so far.

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27 September 2020; Con O'Callaghan, right, and Michael Fitzsimons of Cuala wearing a t-shirt in the warm-up in support of their team-mate Seán Drummond, who was injured in an accident last year, before the Dublin County Senior 2 Football Championship Final match between Cuala and St Brigid's at Parnell Park in Dublin.

His team-mates and the wider Cuala GAA club have been central to these fundraising efforts as have AIG, who gave over their jersey sponsorship of Dublin’s four senior teams, men’s and women’s football, camogie and hurling, for a round of matches in the last month.
The General Manager at AIG Ireland Aidan Connaughton commented says that they were delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause.

“AIG is proud to be able to lend our support to such a worthy cause as Support4Drummo. Seán has shown tremendous resilience so far in his recovery and the ongoing fundraising efforts will ensure that he continues on that road to recovery

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The Sean Drummond Trust will use all donations to help Sean regain as much independence and self-determination as possible. To make a donation, click here.