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Wednesday 26 April 2017

Roses nail their colours to mast in aid of Goal

All 32 Roses for this year’s Rose of Tralee festival show their support for Goal Jersey Day by wearing their favourite sports shirt yesterday. All funds raised for the event on October 9 will benefit Goal’s projects for the poorest of the poor in the developing world
All 32 Roses for this year’s Rose of Tralee festival show their support for Goal Jersey Day by wearing their favourite sports shirt yesterday. All funds raised for the event on October 9 will benefit Goal’s projects for the poorest of the poor in the developing world
Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

This Year’s Rose of Tralee contestants donned their county or club colours yesterday in aid of Goal Jersey Day

Tensions ran high among the group as each Rose declared their loyalty to teams from all across the world ahead of the competition’s start on Monday night.

Among the usual mix of football and hurling jerseys were the colours of the Washington Redskins American football team, the Edmonton Oilers ice hockey team from Canada and the Fremantle Dockers Australian rules team.

The Roses were supporting the Goal Jersey Day event that takes place on Friday, October 9.

Schools, colleges and businesses were all encouraged to come out and support their own teams by wearing their jerseys to work or class to raise money for projects in 18 countries, including Syria.

Goal is currently working on providing food and fresh water to hundreds of thousands of people there each month.

People interested in taking part in the Jersey Day can email jerseyday@goal.ie, call Alan Vard on 01 2809 779 or visit www.jerseyday.org for more information.

Irish Independent

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