32 county charity penalty shootout stops in Slashers

Longford Slashers will host the Longford leg of an epic 32-county charity penalty kick shoot-out taking place this week.

Longford Slashers will host the Longford leg of an epic 32-county charity penalty kick shoot-out taking place this week.

Seven GAA members, including West Tyrone MP Barry McElduff will spend four days travelling Ireland, where they plan on taking a penalty kick in every county to raise money for the Simon community.

At night, the seven will sleep in cardboard boxes in order to highlight the plight of the increasing number of homeless people on Ireland’s streets and to raise money and awareness for the important work done by the homeless Simon Community charity, both north and south of the border. The road trip started within the grounds of St James GAA club in Galway on Tuesday and will end up back in Tyrone on Saturday. The penalty in Longford will take place at approximately 4pm this Thursday July 26.

The organisers of initiative, which they have labelled 32- 32- 32 are asking every club in Ireland to donate €32 which will go directly to the Simon Community, who provide a front-line service in the battle against the rising toll of homelessness.

The Simon Community, who are currently working with 6,000 individuals and families every year are delighted with the novel way of raising money and awareness for their work.

For more information, including the dates, route, clubs participating and how to donate, go to the website: www.32-32-32.com. Everyone, from all clubs and walks of life in Longford, are asked to attend the Slashers ground this Thursday to show support for this very worthwhile cause. For more information on the Slashers aspect of the tour, contact Conor Barrins on 087 7685082.