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03rd Jun 2022

Andrew McGinley praises “incredible” Daniel O’Donnell following charity concert

“I cannot sing the praises of Daniel enough for his support of As Darragh Did.”

Andrew McGinley has thanked singer Daniel O’Donnell for performing a charity concert in which €100,000 was raised.

The concert took place last night in St Finian’s Community Hall in Newcastle, Dublin, and it was in aid of Mr McGinley’s charity As Darragh Did.

200 fans filled the hall to see the Donegal singer after winning raffle tickets for the event.

Mr McGinley set up As Darragh Did in memory of his son, after he was killed alongside his two other children Conor and Carla.

As Darragh Did supports clubs and societies around the country, as his son was passionate about sports.

Taking to Twitter, Andrew praised the “incredible” Daniel.

He wrote: “I cannot sing the praises of Daniel enough for his support of As Darragh Did. Having sang and entertained for 2 hours, he then stayed until every last person got the photos and autographs they wanted.”

He added: “An incredible man to whom I’ll be eternally grateful.”

Many attendees took to Twitter to praise Daniel for his performance.

One wrote: “Last night Daniel O’Donnell left us in no doubt that he is among the most decent people around.”

Sally Anne Sherry, who is the director of As Darragh Did wrote: “A wonderful occasion last night in Newcastle, Co Dublin where Daniel O’Donnell performed with all proceeds to As Darragh Did. I am very proud to be a director of the charity and to see it making an impact in communities across Ireland.”

Daniel O’Donnell has been supportive of Andrew, and he first announced the charity gig on the Late Late Show last year.

You can support As Darragh Did right here.