Last Sunday evening I handed over my reign as Mr Gay Ireland, and all 17 lads in the competition were absolutely deserving of the role.

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Some of the Mr Gay Ireland 2014 delegates before showtime.

Since 2005, Mr Gay Ireland has been building community across the island by fostering positive visibility and personal development.  Core to the event’s purpose is fundraising for the main HIV clinic in Ireland at St. James’s Hospital.  100% of the funds raised from across the country by the contestants go towards sustaining the New Fill Project, which offers therapeutic facial restoration for people who have suffered facial muscle wasting as a result of older anti-retro viral medications.  Having raised over €142,000 since 2005, the guys behind Mr Gay Ireland have made this otherwise expensive treatment free for countless users.

I would like to thank the volunteer organizers, the sponsors, the judges, the public supporters, and of course all the guys.  After being independently evaluated on fundraising, interviews, web-votes, speeches, stage presence, and much more, the scores were tallied and winners chosen.  Congratulations to Robbie Lawlor, Mr Gay Ireland 2014, and Patrick Murdock, Mr Gay Northern Ireland 2014!

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L.t.r.: Mr Gay Northern Ireland 2013 Conor O’Kane, Mr Gay Ireland 2014 2nd Runner Up Nick Flanagan, Mr Gay Northern Ireland 2014 Patrick Murdock, Mr Gay Ireland 2014 Robbie Lawlor, Mr Gay Ireland 2013 Robbie O’Bara, mr Gay Ireland 1st Runner Up Donal Dalziel.

Do us proud!

With Love,
Robbie O’Bara
Mr. Gay Europe 2013