Players and management from the Fermanagh Senior Football team paid a visit to the Children’s Ward in South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) on Saturday, December 21 to give out presents and donate to a very worthy cause.

Organised by new manager, Ryan McMenamin, and facilitated by Fermanagh GAA Health and Wellbeing Committee Chairperson Damien McHugh, who is also a nurse at the hospital, the players handed out presents to children as a way of giving back to the community which has supported them.

Children and parents were delighted with the visit and gifts according to Damien with the players spending over two hours on the ward where they received a warm reception.

The players also donated £750 to Enniskillen Sands (Stillborn and Neonatal Death Support) charity.

Fermanagh Captain, Eoin Donnelly, is a bereaved dad. He and his wife Claire lost a little girl, Cara, earlier this year.

His team-mates wanted to do something to show their support so they donated all their royalties from the year to SandsNI.

The cheque was presented to Michelle Howard from Enniskillen Sands and the money will be used in the Fermanagh area and was a fantastic show of support from the Fermanagh team for their captain.

Speaking after receiving the donation, Michelle said: “I was delighted to receive this very generous donation on behalf of SANDS from the Fermanagh team. It will make a difference in the area. It is great to see the fantastic support of the Fermanagh team for their captain Eoin, Claire and Cara.”