The Donegal Democrat in conjunction with the Donegal GAA County Board are promoting a special Donegal Jersey Day on Friday, August 19th, ahead of the All-Ireland semi-final against Dublin.
Employers and employees throughout the county are being encouraged to show their colours while helping fund Donegal’s bid for a place in the All-Ireland football final next month.
And the good news is that every workplace who lets us know will be in with a chance to win three sets of two tickets for the big semi-final game on August 28th.
Democrat Sports Editor Peter Campbell said: “We have always strongly supported the Donegal GAA over our long history, so we thought how could we bring some colour to the county while at the same time, help out the county team in a practical and simple way? Wearing your jersey to work is a perfect way for readers and supporters to show their support.
“We’re asking all Donegal people to wear the Donegal jersey/colours to work on Friday 19th and to organise a collection at work for the Donegal Training Fund. All contributions will be voluntary and we’re asking a volunteer to take up the collection. All you have to do then is email the Donegal Democrat (firstname.lastname@example.org) that you have made a collection and we will notify the Donegal Co. Board treasurer, who will organise to have funds collected.”
All businesses, shops, factories and other work places who take part will be acknowledged in the Donegal Democrat and they can also email in their photos of their own event.
As part of the build up to the All-Ireland semi final, the Democrat is also running a separate competition to win a set of tickets for the game and overnight stay in Dublin. This is aimed at householders and families who are being encouraged to bedeck their house in the county colours and give Donegal the ‘extra man’ as they face the Dubs in Croker.