Final call for Offaly people to join in GOAL Jersey Day fun

4/09/2013REPRO FREE     MAXWELLS DUBLINSports fans gather in St Stephen's Green Dublin today to help launch GOAL's annual Jersey Day event which is taking place this year nationwide on friday October 11th against the backdrop of the huge humanitarian crisis in Syria.Picture shows Audrey Lawless (Lollipop lady),Ed McDonald (Postman),Claire Andrews (Doctor) and legendary Kilkenny hurler Eddie Brennan (Garda)For more info contact David Williams/Mob: 00 353 (0)87 419 7140PIC:Julien Behal/ MAXWELLS NO FEESchools and companies nationwide urged to sign up for 10th annual GOAL Jersey Day�04/09/13�Sports fans all over the country are being urged by GOAL to sign up their school, company, college or university for the aid agencys annual GOAL Jersey Day event, which is taking place nationwide on Friday, October 11th.�One of the countrys most popular fundraisers, GOAL Jersey Day will celebrate its 10th birthday this year and will once again see members of the public wear the jersey of their favourite team
GOAL is encouraging more schools and organisations in Offaly to sign up for GOAL Jersey Day on Friday, October 11.

GOAL is encouraging more schools and organisations in Offaly to sign up for GOAL Jersey Day on Friday, October 11.

Children and workers from across the county are already taking part, and will be wearing their favourite jersey to school or work for the day to raise money for GOAL.

Offaly School of Special Education and Colaiste Choilm in Tullamore, and Scoil Náisiúnta Naomh Eoin in Birr are just some of the schools that have already signed up, while staff in the Government Offices, Midland Regional Hospital and Kelpac Medical in Tullamore will also be participating, along with all AIB, FBD and Ulster Bank branches throughout the county.

However, it’s still not too late for others students and workers to join in the fun, according to GOAL CEO, Barry Andrews.

“One of the reasons why GOAL Jersey Day is so popular is that it is so easy to organise,” he said. “All you have to do is sign up, spread the word in your school, college or workplace, wear your favourite jersey for the day and make a small donation to GOAL. It’s that easy.”

All proceeds from the event will be used to fund GOAL’s programmes in 13 countries across three continents, where it continues to assist hundreds of thousands of vulnerable people. The organisation is one of a small number of aid agencies working inside Syria, providing families who have been forced from their homes with food and other basic necessities.

To register for GOAL Jersey Day and receive a start-up pack, call GOAL now at (01) 2809 779, or email For more information on the work that GOAL does in the developing world, visit