Seamus Coleman to be given the Freedom of Donegal 6 years ago

Seamus Coleman to be given the Freedom of Donegal

One of the county's finest sons.

Ireland and Everton defender Seamus Coleman's achievements in football will be celebrated in Donegal later this year.


The 28-year-old will receive the honour of the freedom of Donegal from the Donegal County Council.

The news appeared in the match programme for Everton's game with Bournemouth in the Premier League today.


In the piece, Coleman talks about his love of home, "I know everyone loves where they're from, but I really do love Killybegs. I'm just Seamus who they've known playing Gaelic and kicking a football against the wall on St Cummins Hill, the housing estate I grew up in.

"This is peace and quiet and family and friends, walks along Fintra Beach and kids on the estate knocking on the door asking me to come out and play football and chatting about the Premier League. But no one treats me like a Premier League footballer."

He's just top class, isn't he.