April 15 2020 - Healthcare workers to use accommodation at Finn Valley Centre

Renovation work on the en suite accommodation at the centre completed just before the lockdown and had not been opened to the public.


However, management at the Finn Valley Centre have now made the facility available to nurses and doctors for the duration of their fight against the Covid-19 virus.


The facility has hosted countless sports teams over the years and had been ready to welcome the Irish Elite Boxing team for an Olympic training camp in the coming months.


The revamped accommodation block has capacity for 24 people with associated facilities available, including smart TVs, kitchenette, showers, WiFi.


“We are proud to offer our facilities to our amazing frontline staff,” Finn Valley AC’s Patsy McGonagle told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub.


“We are able to provide temporary accommodation at the centre in partnership with Co-Host.ie.


“All of us in the community are immensely proud of the brilliant nurses, doctors and healthcare professionals who are working around the clock these days. All of us have to continue to work together in abiding by the guidelines that are in place so we can restore normality in the quickest possible time.”


Staff have been on site in recent days to make the rooms ready for use.


McGonagle, a former Irish Athletics Team Manager, said: “We have always been proud of the very strong community links we have at Finn Valley AC and here at the Finn Valley Centre.


“As a community-centred facility, we are delighted to be in a position to give something back by providing a comfortable, isolated space for front line workers to rest as they continue their amazing work.”


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