There’s also a signed Normal People script up for grabs.
GAA shorts made famous by Paul Mescal in Normal People are to be auctioned off for charity.
Also going under the hammer will be a signed script from episode 1 of the hit TV show – all in an effort to raise funds for the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation.
The online auction also features Conor Murray’s boots from the Rugby World Cup and golfer Shane Lowry’s flag from the 18th hole after winning the Open.
We are very excited to announce that IRISH actor @mescal_paul has kindly signed Connell’s GAA shorts as part of the #AuctionThrill4JackandJill Charity Online Auction taking place from Friday August 21 at 10am to Friday August 28 at 7pm. Find out more: https://t.co/rlMcwBcrhm pic.twitter.com/eLn1YKMvPD
— The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation (@JackandJillCF) August 4, 2020
The Jack & Jill Children’s Foundation must raise €3.5 million every year to fund their unique home nursing care for sick children, and like most things in 2020 Covid-19 has disrupted their fundraising efforts severely.
Carmel Doyle, CEO of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation, said: “People have been incredibly generous in offering often prized personal possessions of huge sentimental value.”
“However, people also recognise the really important work of our Jack and Jill nurses and the frontline home nursing and end-of-life support that we provide to 362 children across the country today.”
“These are children, from birth to five years of age, with highly complex medical and life-threatening conditions, who have nowhere else to turn but to Jack and Jill.
“I would urge the public to please be as generous as they can and get bidding so that our nurses can continue doing what they do best in our bid to support seriously ill children and their families.”