Donegal County player Hugh McFadden was blessed with good wishes from Scoil an Linbh Íosa where he teaches.

The school’s 212 pupils wore county colours on Friday in support of the popular teacher ahead of Sunday’s Ulster final. Staff members also donned the green and gold to show their support for their colleague.

Many pupils are planning to go along to the game in Clones on Sunday to cheer on Mr McFadden and the rest of the team. And of course, many more will be watching from home, hoping for a great result and looking forward to a homecoming on the Diamond on Sunday evening.

Mr McFadden is from Killybegs. He has been teaching in Scoil an Linbh Íosa near Donegal Town for more than a year. While the whole school community is full of support in his quest for the Ulster title, his Fifth Class pupils in particular are behind him all the way.

2018 marks the 130th instalment of the Ulster Senior Football Championship final. Fermanagh have a lot to play for. They will no doubt give their all in an effort to take home the Anglo-Celt cup for the first time. But Donegal are firm favourites going into the game with a strong scoring record throughout the championship. 

Throw-in at St Tiernach’s Park, Clones on Sunday is at 2.00 pm. 

Scoil an Linbh Íosa's 212 pupils wear their county colours to support Fifth Class teacher Hugh McFadden

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