February 4, 2010

Ireland

Ireland cricket team to 'shave or dye'

Liam Brickhill

The Ireland cricket team are lending their support to the 'Shave or Dye' fundraising campaign launched by Today FM earlier this week. Members of both the team and management will be either shaving or dyeing their hair in aid of the campaign for the Irish Cancer Society. The team are currently in Dubai for the World Twenty20 Qualifiers which takes place from February 9-13.

"It really is a fantastic charity, and we're delighted to be able to support such a worthy cause,” explained Trent Johnston. “Obviously it's a bigger sacrifice for some than others losing their hair! I know Niall and Kevin O'Brien have a few different colours in mind, but I suspect green may be the winner. Their sister Ciara is a bit worried though, as there's a family wedding on March 27 and she isn't thrilled by the prospect of having her wedding album ruined!"

Details of the event, and how to donate can be found here.

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Liam Brickhill is a freelance journalist based in Cape Town

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