Hurling stars take part in Novas Christmas Sleep-Outs in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary

This year, the Novas Christmas Sleep-Out on December 20th is being supported by hurling stars from Limerick, Clare and Tipperary teams. Hurlers from each county will be taking part in our Sleep-Outs in Limerick city, Ennis and Thurles, joining our group of participants and volunteers. 

Limerick hurler William O’Donoghue has participated in our annual Sleep-Out twice previously, and we are so grateful for his support.

“For the third year in a row I will be participating in the annual Novas Christmas sleepout to raise awareness and much needed funds for the fantastic work that Novas does for the homeless people in our community. 

Over the past two years, family, friends and the wider community have come together and raised over €15,000 for Novas to provide crucial services. I am hoping that everyone can once again support this brilliant cause with any amount possible as it all makes a difference. Please help those suffering by giving whatever you can to the Novas Christmas appeal.”

You can donate to Will’s fundraiser here

This year for the first time ever, there will be 3 Sleep-Outs taking place simultaneously on December 20th in Limerick, Ennis and Thurles. Clare hurler Podge Collins has supported Novas for a number of years, and will be taking part in the Sleep-Out in Clare. 

“I’m participating in Novas’ inaugural Clare Sleep-Out because I want to help make a difference to the lives of people experiencing homelessness in Co. Clare. 

Novas provide a range of services in the county including a family hub, family outreach, disabilities services and community detox. 

All the money raised by the Novas Christmas appeal will go to services in Clare. Please support us to make a change, every little helps!”

You can donate to Podge’s fundraiser here

The Tipperary Senior Hurling Team will also be joining Team Novas to take part in the Thurles Sleep-Out. Seamus Callanan, and the Tipperary Senior Hurling team, said of they are “inspired by the work of Novas and wanted to support them by raising money. The more people that know about Novas, the greater their impact, so please help spread the word by sharing the Christmas appeal with your friends and family.”

You can sponsor the Tipperary team here

We are looking for as many people as possible to take part in the Novas Sleep-Out on December 20th to help raise much needed funds to support homeless services throughout the region this Christmas. 

If you are interested in sleeping out with us on December 20th, email

Participants will receive a sponsorship card. 

You can also support the Sleep-Out by donating online at