Dublin’s GAA champion teams join forces to support sick children and their families 

Dublin Ladies Vice-Captain, Leah Caffrey joined six-year-old Noah and Suzanne O’Neill, Partner at RSM Ireland

Every year, the first stop on the newly decorated All Ireland champions victory lap is to visit sick children in Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres. The visits always spread joy and hope for sick children and their families. This year was no different for the newly coronated Dublin GAA football teams, as they stopped by Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin and Temple Street with their trophies to meet the children in the care of the hospitals. 

In what’s been a historic year for Dublin GAA, the All-Ireland winning men’s and women’s football teams are coming together to help sick children once again. Supported by RSM Ireland, the two teams are donating signed 2023 winning jerseys for a draw in aid of Children’s Health Foundation. 2023 marks the fifth year that both teams have won their respective All-Ireland titles since 2017, with the last double win happening in 2020.  

To win a piece of GAA history, supporters can enter the Champions for Sick Children draw by simply donating €5 or more here https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/champions-for-sick-children. The draw is now and will close at 23:59 on Sunday, 10th September. Supporters can enter as many times as they wish, and the draw will take place on Tuesday, 12th September. All funds raised will go to Children’s Health Foundation, which works to give every sick child the very best chance in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, Temple Street, Tallaght and Connolly.    

Speaking at the launch of Champions for Sick Children, Hugh Kane, Chief Executive at Children’s Health Foundation said, “The Dublin GAA hospital visits after the All-Ireland wins brought so much joy and energy to our heroes in Children’s Health Ireland hospitals and urgent care centres. We are delighted to see the Dublin Men and Ladies teams continue their support through Champions for Sick Children. This draw will not only continue to bring joy and energy to sick children and their families, it will also raise vital, life-saving funds for Children’s Health Foundation.” 

Suzanne O’Neill, Partner at RSM Ireland, said, “RSM Ireland is delighted to support Champions for Sick Children to raise funds for Children’s Health Foundation. Giving back to the community is at the heart of what we do at RSM and we are excited to watch our partnership grow to help even more sick children across Ireland.” 

For more information, visit https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/champions-for-sick-children or email corporate@childrenshealth.ie.  

Pictured: Dublin Ladies Vice-Captain, Leah Caffrey joined six-year-old Noah and Suzanne O’Neill, Partner at RSM Ireland.

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