Ciarán’s legacy lives on
Ciaran Carr was a gifted footballer. The Tower’s and the Dubs.
His legacy will span the Clondalkin generations. The village has now made history.
It became the first community in Ireland to have a defibrillator in every school in the locality.
Twenty defibrillators have been presented to the schools.
The event took place at the Laurels on Friday night two weeks ago.
That’s where the initiative was launched by Dublin manager Jim Gavin.
The project is a result of the fund-raising efforts of the Laurel’s Charity Crew and the Ciarán Carr Foundation.
The Ciarán Carr Foundation was set up last April. It runs a number of initiatives, which include raising awareness of Sudden Adult Death (SADS) and screening young people.
In October, over 1,000 people took part in the ‘Defibz 4 Kidz’ 10k Fun Run/Walk in Corkagh Park.
"The donations of people made all this possible and we are all so very grateful," said Ciarán’s dad, Philip.
Ciarán’s mother, Gemma, added: "A defibrillator is a vital piece of equipment."
"And although we hope they will never have to be used, they can offer peace of mind to parents and students," Gemma said.
Picture courtesy of Tommy Keogh, original article courtesy of the Dublin Supporters club