No pain no gain for Wexford sportsmen as they bare all for a charity waxing event

By Amy Lewis

Published 23/07/2016 | 00:00

Gemma Cullen, Gillian McManus and Julie Dowdall
Gemma Cullen, Gillian McManus and Julie Dowdall
Kelly Canning, Clara O'Doherty and Jennifer Frayne
Gemma Cullen, Gillian McManus and Julie Dowdall

Seven brave sportsmen bared all for a good cause when Gillian McManus and her team of warriors held a charity wax night as part of their Relay for Life fundraising efforts.

A huge crowd of people gathered in Jack Bailey's to witness Lee Roche, Stewart Lawlor, Deano Walsh, Paul Murphy, Andy Moore, David Tormey, Mikey Lawlor and Peewee Brennan undergo the painstaking ordeal. The pain proved particularly hard to handle for Deano Walsh from St Ibars, who was the only one to bravely opt for an underarm wax.

The event was organised by Gillian McManus and the 18 other 'Princess Warriors' who will run the Relay for Life in August in aid of the Irish Cancer Society. A total of €1,129 was raised on the night.

'It was a great night,' said Gillian. 'I'd say about 150 people came along and there were more men than women. A lot of the lad's friends came along and couldn't wait to pull a strip off!'

To end a successful evening, the Princess Warriors released 60 balloons in memory of those who have lost their lives to cancer.

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