Gaelic Voices for Change ‘Solidarity Sleep-Out’ is a major success

CRLL2189Past and present county players from counties throughout Ulster were in Cornmarket Belfast on Saturday night for the Gaelic Voices for Change Solidarity Sleep Out which raised funds for homeless charities and heightened awareness of the homeless situation thoughout Ireland. Legends like former Down star Ross Carr, Derry’s Joe Brolly and Antrim’s Jane Adams joined present day stars from Gaelic Football, Hurling and Camogie to raise funds for this very worthy cause. In an excersise that was repeated in Dublin, Galway, Corak, Limerick, Sligo, Wexford, Carlow, Naas, Portlaoise and even across the ‘pond’ in New York and Boston the volunteers encouraged Christmas revelers to donate to a great cause. With most people in the party mood the ‘craic was mighty’.

LEFT – Three of Derry’s finest Aoife Ni Chaiside, Chrissy McKaigue and Karen Kielt           RIGHT – Fermanagh camogs and hurlers who travelled up to Belfast for the big night

Patrick Gallagher address the crowd on behalf of GAA Voices for Change as do Sandra Moore from the Welcome Organisation and Jim Dennison of the Simon Community

Members of the Antrim hurling team dropped in to lend their support on their way home from the team’s Christmas dinner

LEFT – Neil McManus with his Ruairi Og colleague Coleen Patterson RIGHT – Joe Brolly poses for a pic with Shane and Sharon McGeary from Armagh. 02Dylan McIlwaine presented a bag of bobble hats on behalf of TeamKit Ballymena to Patrick Gallagher and Gemma Begley of Gaelic Voices for Change while Antrim hurler Christy McNaughton looks on

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