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Conor McGregor's Million Dollar Donation to Irish Hospitals Fighting Coronavirus

Eric Murphy

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Mixed Martial Arts (UFC) star Conor McGregor donated one million euros for the purchase of sanitary material to protect against the new coronavirus in Ireland.

McGregor sent a message to Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe and revealed its content on his Twitter.

Donohoe had previously written to McGregor to send a message in favor of protective measures against COVID-19 to his 7.9 million followers on the popular social network.

“Today I have bought a million euros worth of protection material for (health) personnel so that it is delivered to all struggling hospitals in the Leinster region. Our most affected region so far ”McGregor explained.

"(Hospitals of) St James’s, Mater, Tallaght, Beaumont, Vincent’s. We would not be where we are without these brave men and women. May God bless and protect you! ”

McGregor urged the Irish government to go further in protective measures and called for stronger containment measures.

This gesture by Conor joins those of dozens of elite athletes who made millionaire donations in recent days. Tennis player Roger Federer of 38 years, and who was a 20-time champion in Grand Slam tournaments, published on social networks a photo with his wife, Mirka Vavrinec, to advise that they will donate one million swiss francs for low-income families fighting against COVID-19.

"These are difficult times for all and no one should be left behind. Mirka and I decided to donate one million Swiss francs to the most vulnerable families in Switzerland. Our contribution is only a beginning. We hope that others can join together to support more families in need. Together we can overcome this crisis! Stay healthy! ”He wrote Your Majesty on their social media profiles.

For his part, Lionel Messi will also make a million dollar donation. He Hospital Clínic de Barcelona reported in an official statement that the Barcelona forward will donate a million euros to fight the coronavirus. "Leo Messi will make a donation to fight Covid-19. Thank you very much Leo, for your commitment and your support”, Wrote from the social networks of the Catalan health entity.

Further, part of the money will also go to another medical institution in Argentina, but the number and the name have not yet emerged. As reported by the Spanish newspaper Sports world, the money will be used to buy the necessary material to cope with the large number of patients who will have to be treated due to the impact of this epidemic that began in China and that it is affecting the entire planet.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo had the same gesture. Juventus attacker, With the assistance of his representative and compatriot Jorge Mendes, he donated the material to equip two complete intensive care rooms at the Santa María Hospital in Lisbon., with ten beds each, respirators and heart monitors.

But CR / solidarity also traveled to Porto, where delivered 15 ICU beds with the corresponding respirators and latest technology to the San Antonio hospital.

"We want to thank Ronaldo and Mendes for this useful initiative at a time when the country needs all of us," said the statement from the last medical center cited, which recognized the attitude of the star and his attorney.

Eric is the mind behind the inception of Sportsfinding.com which he has started when he developed an interest in watching sports. Keeping up to date with sports, specifically, Tennis is one of the daily things for him. Gradually, he is obsessed with this, and then he thought to start writing the latest news about his favorite sports, Tennis. So, he started out with Tennis and later added more sports enthusiast authors to write other sports news as well. Eric currently manages the website himself as he is quite well at managing servers and website backend stuff. Apart from this, he does write about the latest happening in the Tennis World.

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