Sunday 22 September 2019

Westmeath hurlers are making a stunning gesture that will restore your faith in humanity

The Westmeath senior and under-21 panels are doing something very special on Monday
The Westmeath senior and under-21 panels are doing something very special on Monday
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

We sometimes forget that the GAA is a community-based organisation and the cornerstone of our national games in volunteerism.

Players from the Westmeath senior and under-21 hurlers have decided to do something for those struggling at this time of year.

They will serve 100 meals to the homeless on Grafton Street on Monday to highlight the growing housing crisis in the city and nationally.

A message on their Facebook page reads: "On Monday 12 December, Westmeath Hurlers are serving 100 dinners to the homeless on Grafton St Dublin at 8.30pm , this is coming from the Westmeath U-21 & Senior Hurlers who are giving up a post match meal

"We are hoping that with the help of the media some of the other counties might do the same . Let's spread the word about homelessness. It's a huge issue and while this is only a small gesture, it's something our players feel they can help with in this Christmas Season."

A very nice gesture from the Lakesiders.

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