Birthday boy Eoghan Ashe leads the Irish football team out with captain Robbie Keane.
Dublin – 3rd June
It was an extra special birthday for Kildare boy Eoghan Ashe last Sunday – not only did he turn ten but he also got to walk out with Shane Long as the official match mascot at the Ireland v Georgia Three International Friendly at the Aviva stadium.
Eoghan was the lucky winner of a competition run by the Down Syndrome Centre and Three to celebrate the launch of their partnership together.
Speaking about the new partnership, Three’s People & Property Director, Mark Redmond commented:“This is the first of many ways in which Three will support the Down Syndrome Centre and our employees are also really excited to see what we can achieve together over the coming months. At Three we believe that ‘Support Works’, whether it’s through our sponsorship of the Irish football team, our involvement in grassroots football or helping the Down Syndrome Centre.”
Darragh Murphy, Fundraising & Marketing Co-ordinator, Down Syndrome Centre commented: “Having recently started working with Three, their support couldn’t have come at a better time as we recently purchased a property to develop our new centre in Sandyford, which will allow us to provide much-needed therapies to those with Down Syndrome, their parents, siblings and carers over the coming years.”
Eoghan, from County Kildare, is a keen sportsman himself and recently participated in the Special Olympics for the Leinster region, which took place 2 weeks ago in Gormanstown College. He won a Silver Medal in the individual Basketball skills competition for Leinster.