Sunday 21 October 2018

Pics: All Ireland heroes brighten up day for homeless in Dublin

Dublin footballers Michael Fitzsimons and Colm Basquel with Joseph Deegan, as they brought the Sam Maguire Cup to the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Dublin footballers Michael Fitzsimons and Colm Basquel with Joseph Deegan, as they brought the Sam Maguire Cup to the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Dublin footballers, Colm Basquel, left, and Michael Fitzsimons with Gareth Kenny, Joseph Deegan, and Br Kevin Crowley as they brought the Sam Maguire Cup to the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Dublin footballers, Michael Fitzsimons, left and Colm Basquel, with Eimear Stone and her son, Sean Murphy, aged 4 months, as the Sam Maguire Cup visited the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Dublin footballers, Michael Fitzsimons, left and Colm Basquel, with Eimear Stone and her son, Sean Murphy, aged 4 months, as the Sam Maguire Cup visited the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Br Kevin Crowley, Dublin footballers, Michael Fitzsimons, left and Colm Basquel, with Eimear Stone and her son, Sean Murphy, aged 4 months, as the Sam Maguire Cup visited the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Dublin footballers, Colm Basquel, left, and Michael Fitzsimons with Gareth Kenny, Joseph Deegan, and Br Kevin Crowley as they brought the Sam Maguire Cup to the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Dublin footballers, Michael Fitzsimons, left and Colm Basquel, with Eimear Stone and her son, Sean Murphy, aged 4 months, as the Sam Maguire Cup visited the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Dublin footballer, Colm Basquel, with Br Kevin Crowley and Charles O'Connor, from Coolock, as the Sam Maguire Cup visited the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Dublin footballers, Michael Fitzsimons, left and Colm Basquel with Joseph Deegan as the Sam Maguire Cup was brought to the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Joseph Deegan celebrates as the Sam Maguire Cup was brought to the Capuchin Day Centre in Bowe St, Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 26/10/2017
Fiona Dillon

Fiona Dillon

The Boys in Blue brightened up the day for many homeless and people in need attending the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin's city centre today.

Cuala player Michael Fitzsimons and Ballyboden's Colm Basquel brought the Sam Maguire cup to the centre, and the cheers nearly lifted the roof.

On hand to welcome them was Br Kevin Crowley, who paid tribute to the Dubs and the great example they have shown in the way they have played through the years.

"Congratulations. Well done to the Dublin team," he said. "You have been a great support to the Centre here for many years,"  Br Kevin said.

Michael Fitzsimons said that it was a "great honour" to bring the trophy to the centre. "We have been coming down here since 2011. We have been fortunate to be here the last three years, so really thanks for the support," he said.

The facility provides between 550 and 600 lunches every day at Bow Street, and many users of the service were delighted to get their photo taken with the Cup, and many wore blue in honour of the occasion.

The atmosphere was enhanced with a men’s choir The RAMS in Rhythm  (Retired Active Men) from Newcastle singing their hearts out. The event was enjoyed by people using the service and volunteers alike.

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