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Role Model Paul Mescal donates signed shorts and jersey to GAA club fundraiser

The actor popularised the iconic GAA shorts during his role as Connell Waldron in Normal People.

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Paul Mescal's signed GAA shorts

Paul Mescal's signed GAA shorts

Paul Mescal's signed GAA shorts

Paul Mescal has donated a pair of signed O'Neills shorts to be raffled at a fundraiser for a local GAA club.

The actor, who is best known for his role as Connell Waldron in the television adaptation of Sally Rooney’s bestselling novel Normal People, popularised the iconic GAA shorts during his onscreen debut last year.

Now, Mescal has signed some shorts and handed them over to Cooraclare GAA Club in Co. Clare for their Great Halloween Giveaway on November 7th.

The 26-year-old added the dedication: “To the normal people of Cooraclare.”

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Mescal on a recent visit to Cooraclare GAA club

Mescal on a recent visit to Cooraclare GAA club

Mescal on a recent visit to Cooraclare GAA club

The shorts, as well as a signed matching jersey, will be used as a raffle prize to help raise funds for the club so that they can update their facilities.

The message on the signed jersey reads: "Congratulations on winning this year's prize. Best wishes, Paul Mescal."

Other prizes up for grabs include a number of hotel breaks, a whiskey hamper, and a smart TV.

Mescal has strong family ties to Cooraclare as his father Paul Sr grew up in the west Clare village, and many of his family members still call the town home to this day.

Speaking today, Cooraclare GAA spokesman Joe Considine said: “We are delighted to have one of our own doing so well in the entertainment world.

“The whole Mescal family are great supporters of the club so when Paul came along to watch his godson, Daragh Jim, train with the club’s under nines recently he kindly agreed to sign a few items for us including, of course, the iconic shorts.”

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Mr Considine continued: “The past two years have been tough for everyone and the importance of the GAA Club to all Irish communities was never so obvious.

"This kind donation by Paul will, we hope, help to raise some much-needed funds for our club. He kicked around with some of the boys for a while and was very generous with his time.”

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