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Four of Ireland's top sports stars have called for a Yes vote on marriage equality

O’Mahony, O’Rourke, O’Shea and Cusack call for a Yes on 22 May.

Source: Yes Equality/YouTube

Updated 11.35

BETWEEN THEM, THEY’VE won provincial medals, All-Ireland titles, Six Nations, world championship gold … and the rest.

Now four of Ireland’s top sports stars have joined forces to support a Yes vote in this month’s marriage equality referendum.

Munster rugby captain Peter O’Mahony, Olympic hurdler Derval O’Rourke, Mayo footballer Aidan O’Shea and former Cork hurler Donal Óg Cusack star in the latest campaign video produced by the Yes Equality group.

“Results have always been important, whether as individuals, as teams or as a nation,” the message says.

“This May, Ireland needs a result.”

The quartet follow other high-profile athletes who have already made public their support ahead of the May 22 vote.

Dublin footballers Michael Dara MacAuley and Rory O’Carroll featured in a pro Yes video created by ice cream giants Ben and Jerry’s while the Gaelic Players Association, of which Cusack is the chairman, is expected to make a formal announcement supporting the amendment this week.

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