The South Down MLA said:
“Past and present GAA county players will sleep out to raise awareness around the escalating housing and homeless crisis In Ireland.
“The event supported by the Gaelic Players Association GPA and Women’s Gaelic Players Association have announced that sleep outs will take place in Dublin, Belfast, Portlaois, Galway, Cork, Limerick and Carlow with more locations to be announced.
“Players and squads wishing to register can do so online until next Monday.
“The group are also appealing for help with tea and coffee, food, sleeping bags, music and entertainment, and fundraising in each of the sleep-out locations.
“People can also support by donating online at www.gaelicvoicesforchange.com all funds raised will go to homeless charities including the Peter McVerry Trust, the Simon Communities, Focus Ireland and the Capuchin Day Centre.