Over 400 current and former GAA players slept rough last night to raise awareness and funds for homelessness.
Eamon Fennell, Michael Darragh McAuley, Brendan Maher, Valerie Mulcahy and Sinead Finnegan were among those who took part in the nationwide sleep-out between 6pm and 6am. The 'Gaelic Voices for Change' event was held in 13 cites and towns, while there were also sleep-outs in New York, Boston and Quebec.
Not a night I'll forget. GAA at its best driving this campaign. Life put into perspective. Homeslessness in Ireland is a political issue that needs addressed. Good team bonding anyway #saffs #Solidaritysleepout pic.twitter.com/BgSQMhXanH- Jack Ó Dúllaing (@JDowling11) December 17, 2017
Thanks to everyone who donated online or on the streets and helped raise awareness of the #homelessness crisis. Now that the @GaelicVoices4Ch #SolidaritySleepout has finished some of us get to go home to a bed, others still lay out.. things must change! #GAAFAMILY pic.twitter.com/TeNVgFlxLt- Kevin Nolan (@KevinNolan7) December 17, 2017
As we leave to go home to our warm beds, this is the reality we leave behind.- EamonFennell (@EamonFennell) December 17, 2017
These are the 3 homeless people who joined us on the sleepout #homeless #reality @GaelicVoices4Ch pic.twitter.com/ysGuFmvzbz
If u are checking your phone from the comfort of your bed this morning give a thought to those who are not that fortunate on this cold & wet morning.Meas mór to members of our GAA community for raising funds and awareness through their #SolidaritySleepout @GaelicVoices4Ch- Jason Sherlock (@boomjayo) December 17, 2017