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The Bull takes a #PenaltyForAutism, nominates POC and Keith Earls

John Hayes proves he is a man of many talents.

JOHN ‘THE BULL’ Hayes remains one of the most popular Munster and Irish players of them all, and his efforts to promote Irish Autism Action are sure to make him even more loved around the country.

Earlier this month, former Limerick hurler Tadhg Hayes launched a new initiative to raise funds for IAA, which supports over 50,000 children and families with autism in Ireland.

All people need to do is take a penalty of any kind – from soccer to hockey – in any location and post it on a social media network of their choice.

Participants are then asked to text the word PENALTY to 50300 to donate €2 to Irish Autism Action, and nominate two people to do the same.

The Bull has willingly jumped on board for a great cause, one that ex-Man United star Paul Scholes and Kilkenny’s nine-time All-Ireland senior hurling medallist Tommy Walsh helped to launch.

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John Hayes and Paul O'Connell Hayes and O'Connell played together for province and country. Source: INPHO

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