Calls that Donegal’s All-Ireland winning “icons” use their new high profile status to help promote safe driving among the county’s youth, were made by a Circuit Court Judge.
Speaking at Letterkenny Circuit Court court on Tuesday, Judge John O’Hagan gave his congratulations to the Donegal team on their success saying it was “tremendously uplifting for a county.”
He said as a Meath man living in Co. Louth he has experienced successes by both counties and now the “young heroes” of Donegal would find themselves as “icons within the county” and could use this to encourage young motorists to drive safely.
He said it could be used to ”impress upon the young people of Donegal that to drive on the road is a privilege,” and to ask them not to drive in a dangerous manger.
“It is a problem in Donegal and it is a message I have tried to send out many times. These young icons, I encourage them to encourage the youth to respect our roads,” he added.
If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email email@example.com To contact Donegal Post, email firstname.lastname@example.org To contact Inish Times, email email@example.com.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.