Orders closing for legacy jersey of young Ballinderry star claimed by Meningitis

Carmel, Ronan, Coilin and Anna Devlin unveil Aaron's jersey with help from Menigitis Now co-founder Steve Dayman and Ballinderry Shamrocks members

Carmel, Ronan, Coilin and Anna Devlin unveil Aaron's jersey with help from Menigitis Now co-founder Steve Dayman and Ballinderry Shamrocks members

  • Order your Aaron Devlin legacy jersey at meningitis-now.myshopify.com
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In an effort to make sure everyone gets their Aaron Devlin legacy jersey for Christmas, orders for the Meningitis Now fundraising top are closing this Friday.

Physiotherapist and football star Aaron was just 23 when he died from Meningitis in July.

His week-long battle with the brain virus touched the hearts and minds of people all across Ireland.

Three months on from his death his brothers Ronan and Coilin joined forces with Aaron’s friend Matthew Nelson to design a charity jersey in his name that they hope will help them smile again.

Ronan said: “Sales have been very good. I’m waiting on a report from the online sales but we’re estimating we’ve had over 300 cash orders and at least the same again online. I’d say roughly 700... it’d be unreal to reach the 1,000 mark, though it’s a big ask at this stage.

“We’ve also had people skipping the jerseys sales and heading straight to Aaron’s JustGiving page to donate there,” he added.

Aaron Devlin

Aaron Devlin

“Oonagh Bell also donated £1,000 to Meningitis Now from money raised at a Halloween Party on Saturday night.”

All proceeds from the jersey also will be going to charity Meningitis Now, which helped the Devlins in their time of need.

If you would like to be part of Aaron’s legacy, you can order a jersey online at https://meningitis-now.myshopify.com/ or at a few designated drop off points until Friday, November 6.

All you have to do is put the relevant details - size, contact details and payment - in an envelope with the correct payment and drop it at Tyrone GAA’s Garvaghy Centre, Derry GAA’s Owenbeg Centre, Team Kit Sports Store in Ballymena or Moortown, Ardboe, Holy Trinity, Dunamore, Kileenan, Stewartstown, Rock and Pomeroy primary schools.

Sales have been very good... it’d be unreal to reach the 1,000 mark - Ronan Devlin

Children’s [£30], men’s and women’s [£40] sizes available.

Jersey design for Aaron to raise funds for Meningitis Now

Jersey design for Aaron to raise funds for Meningitis Now