A player who collapsed before the start of an FAI Junor Cup match in Donegal yesterday has sent a personal message of thanks from a Dublin hospital.

Christopher McLaughlin became unwell before the start of the Cappry Rovers versus Kilmacrennan FAI Junior Cup match at Cappry Park, just outside Ballybofey, at lunchtime yesterday.

It soon became obvious that he was in distress, and an ambulance was called.

Match referee John Coll decided that the game should not go ahead given the circumstances.

Today Cappry Rovers posted the following message on the club's facebook page.

It read:

"Everyone at Cappry Rovers would like to send our best wishes to Christopher McLaughlin who took ill before yesterday's game. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

"As a club we would like to thank the players, management and supporters of Kilmacrennan Celtic and ref John Coll for their understanding and compassion shown towards Christopher at this time, we will be forever grateful.

"Christopher has sent a message also from his hospital bed in Dublin to personally thank those who helped him yesterday."

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Now editorial team. Between 9am and 5pm Monday to Sunday please call 074 9112712. Between 5pm and midnight please call or text 086 792 2103. Or you can email [email protected] at any time.