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Seán McManus, a trainer at Bunscoil Phobal Feirste has been isolating at his house since March 12 after receiving a name from his physician.
Talking in an interview with Áine Ní Bhreisleáin on RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta, the previous footballer and hurler with O’Donovan Rossa GAA, the place he now trains the senior hurlers instructed how the stark warning from his physician made him realise the seriousness of Covid-19.
“He stated, you’re at risk right here, due to the medicine and that. It [Covid-19] might be actually critical for you. I received sick in 2010, and for most individuals it might simply have been a really dangerous chilly, however I used to be in hospital for a month.
“He was speaking about that for instance of how this wouldn’t be the identical for me as for another person, in order that I’d have to remain at house. And that everybody else in the home ought to keep house too, and maintain their distance from me for a set time .. .I made my choice that day, and I haven’t left the home since.”
The dad-of-three stated that it isn’t straightforward passing the time at house however he is utilizing it as a possibility to make amends for podcasts and studying, and getting as much as scratch on distance studying in addition to serving to his two daughters with their schoolwork.
Seán celebrated his 40 birthday on March 31, and says he received an awesome elevate from the efforts of his household and associates, who got here serenade him from outdoors the home, and to ship presents, whereas he and his household watched from inside.
“Yeah they got here to the home … the household to begin with. They stayed out on the street in fact, however they have been taking part in music, they usually left presents and drinks within the backyard. After which the Rossas got here they usually did the identical, so it was good craic. It actually gave me an awesome elevate on the time, so I used to be delighted.”
Seán implored individuals to comply with the recommendation of the well being authorities, and stated that we have to stay hopeful that higher instances are forward.
“In the long run, this can cross … After we look again on it, we received’t assume it was a horrible time or something… Now we have to be hopeful.”
“All we have to do is to comply with the recommendation [of the authorities], and if all of us try this, then we’ll come out the opposite aspect and it’ll cut back the harm and the influence of this pandemic. That’s how I really feel.”
Seán McManus was interviewed on the programme Bladhaire on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta.
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