About Pizza Sunday Club

A bit about what we do

A bit about what we do

Pizza Sunday Club aims to break down the barriers between people experiencing homelessness and other members of the public. We help facilitate social interactions through food and music.

Every Sunday at 8.30pm we gather in front of the Disney Shop on Grafton Street. Here we provide free pizzas and live music until 10pm.

Join the club to contribute just €5 per month to help us really make a difference or contact us to get involved and help out.

Meet our Founders

Meet our Founders

Cormac Noonan

Co-Founder & Chairman

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
My role is as Club Chairman and Treasurer.

Why did you start Pizza Sunday Club?
I started Pizza Sunday Club because I became tired of walking by the same homeless person on my way to work each day. Some days I would give him the odd bit of change from my pocket but I wanted to try help him more. So one day I decided to skip a 12 pubs of Christmas and spend the money on pizzas instead. I asked my good friend Marty to help me and together we walked around Dublin listening to the stories of homeless people and sharing pizza with them. We were amazed by how unique each persons’ story was and we wanted to get to know them more so we did these walk-arounds a couple of times before deciding to set up a stand on Grafton Street and giving ourselves a name.

Tell me a bit about your background.
I studied MSISS in Trinity College. Now I’m working as an IT Consultant in Accenture. My main interests are Gaelic Football and drinking pints of plain with Teean.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
The people! I have met some amazing people through Pizza Sunday Club and I have made some great friends, both homeless and non-homeless. It is one of the few places where talking to strangers is the norm and there is generally always a positive vibe from people.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Just do it, you’ll get more from it than you give.

Martin Connolly

Co- Founder & Head of Communications

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
My role is as Head of Communications. My job is to ensure that our message resonates with the public!

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Cormac asked me and it filled me with hope. I have people close to me battling addiction and mental health issues for as long as I’ve known them, and I know that without a safety net below them (our family) they would face life on the street.

Tell me a bit about your background.
I have a degree in Environmental Science from Trinity College Dublin, and I work for SIAC Construction. My hobbies include transcribing new words onto paper and then rolling them into cigarettes.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
The badges! Ah no. PSC has taught me that you can only help those that want to be helped, and quite often people need to hit rock bottom before they will admit they need it. Being able to support somebody who needs it is mutually rewarding.

It’s not often you hear about a group of young people dedicating themselves for a common good. And in today’s climate, where bad news is carried on every wind, it does the soul good to know that our society is cable of producing thoughtful and caring people.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I highly recommend it. At best we are making a change in our society while at the very least we spend our days surrounded by true friends. PSC is the highlight of my week.

Meet The Team

Meet The Team

Aoife Rogers

Aoife Rogers

Head of Operations

It was an opportunity to lend a hand and meet new people. Pizza Sunday Club has a great sense of community about it and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone that stops by week to week. Read Aoife Rogers’s Q&A

Lara Aldeguer

Lara Aldeguer

Head of Human Resources and Music

I heard about PSC because of George, he kept saying that I should come over so I try and I loved it!!! I’m afraid I’m stuck here now… Read Lara Aldeguer’s Q&A

George Knight

George Knight

P.R. and Marketing Officer

I came on board because Marty spoke to me about PSC and I wanted to use my skills from business in a different light. I have always helped people and I think this platform is an ideal place to do so, with music pizza and amazing people with dreams to talk about.. George Knights Q&A
Sebastian Long

Sebastian Long

Sponsors and Marketing Officer

I first came across Pizza Sunday Club when there was an article published about on RSVP.ie. I knew Cormac to see from college and thought it looked like a brilliant initiative. Read Sebastian Longs Q&A
Teean Cummins

Teean Cummins

Head of Transport

I’m co-events officer with Kate. Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club? I got involved in Pizza Sunday Club because to pursue the idea of making a difference in someone’s life.tops by week to week. Read Teean Cummins’s Q&A

Steven Dunne

Steven Dunne

Graphics Magician

Dave asked me to come down and it just sounded like a cool idea. It felt like an informal, accessible way to talk to the homeless and try to help them. Read Steven Dunne’s Q&A
Elizabeth Loughnane

Elizabeth Loughnane

Club Secretary

It was an opportunity to lend a hand and meet new people. Pizza Sunday Club has a great sense of community about it and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone that stops by week to week.  Elizabeth Loughnanes Q&A
Kate Minogue

Kate Minogue

Events Officer

I’d been looking for a way to get involved with the homeless community but didn’t really know how or what the etiquette was. Pizza Sunday Club didn’t seem to have many formalities or strict rules to be followed. It was just about getting together with new and different people which I thought was great. Kate Minogues Q&A

Alba Feltrer Gómez

Alba Feltrer Gómez

Instagram Officer

George invited me to join them one evening and since that moment they became a family to me. I love it… Read Alba Feltrer Gómez’s Q&A
David Field

David Field

Website Officer

For the free pizza. And because an hour of my week doesn’t cost me anything but hopefully will be worth something to someone else… Read David Field’s Q&A

Ruairi Barrins

Ruairi Barrins

Equipment Officer

It was an opportunity to lend a hand and meet new people. Pizza Sunday Club has a great sense of community about it and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone that stops by week to week. Read Ruairi Barrins’s Q&A
Colm Gleeson

Colm Gleeson

General committee member

The original idea was formed in our former living room, in Skellig House, so I have been involved from the start… Read Colm Gleeson’s Q&A

Team Bio’s

Team Bio’s

Read Aoife Rogers's Q&A

Aoife Rogers

Head of Operations

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
I’m in charge of ensuring things run smoothly each Sunday.

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I had been invited along and really liked the concept of it, so I had to see for myself.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I work in a health store and learn about nutrition in my own time. I love cooking; I spend all my spare time in the kitchen. I’ve also recently gotten back into yoga.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
The best part for me is meeting people of different backgrounds and hearing their stories. I feel as though being out in the open raises a lot more awareness about such a serious issue. We’re hard to miss with everyone gathered around!

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Come along and have a chat. You get such a good vibe from everyone there and it’s such a fun way to meet new people.

Read Lara Aldeguer's Q&A

Lara Aldeguer

Head of Human Resources and Music

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
I’m in charge of managing people and music. I make sure communications between everyone at Pizza Sunday Club run smoothly and I get in touch with different bands and artists to try get them to come over and play with us or just to pop down and have fun.

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I heard about PSC because of George, he kept saying that I should come over so I try and I loved it!!! I’m afraid I’m stuck here now…

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I studied Spanish Sign Language Interpretation, I have a Philosophy degree and a Master in Human Resources Management. Now I’m working as childminder here in Dublin.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
The best part is the people. I can’t explain it, you need to come and feel it. I meet really awesome people every week.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Come over! you will love it, and if not at least you will have free pizza… nothing to lose and too many things to win!!

Read George Knight's Q&A

George Knight

P.R. and Marketing Officer

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
My role is P.R and Marketing Officer.

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I came on board because Marty spoke to me about PSC and I wanted to use my skills from business in a different light. I have always helped people and I think this platform is an ideal place to do so, with music pizza and amazing people with dreams to talk about.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I’m from the stony grey soils of Monaghan, I travel a fair bit now and I’m in Dublin working in P.R and marketing. Oh the joys!
I’m a big music fan, and enjoy walking, working and the odd bit of yoga.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
We give an ear to listen to them and give them a chance to mingle. PSC shows that people do care and want change.

I got involved to help create awareness for a problem that is on going in the city, country and world wide. The social aspect of it is amazing. The people we work with are full of ideas and it’s great, helping develop them, watching everything grow.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Get your ass down here first hug is on me!!!!

Read Sebastian Long's Q&A

Sebastian Long

Sponsors and Marketing Officer

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
My role is as Sponsors and Marketing officer is to work with other members of the committee and generate sponsorship opportunities and assist with increasing awareness of what Pizza Sunday Club is trying to achieve.

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I first came across Pizza Sunday Club when there was an article published about on RSVP.ie. I knew Cormac to see from college and thought it looked like a brilliant initiative.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I studied business in Trinity and now I work in a digital marketing start-up! My two main interests? Pizza and Sundays 🙂

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Hopefully we can provide homeless people with a positive social space, and can inspire others to take their own action to tackle homelessness in Dublin and beyond.

If I’m being selfish it trivialises my problems. When you talk to someone who has to sleep in the rain and lived their life with a severe drug addiction, it puts the various gripes and concerns of my daily life into perspective.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
You’ll meet great people, give back, have great fun and get the chance to be a part of lots of exciting projects!

Read Teean Cummins's Q&A

Teean Cummins

Head of Transport

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
I.am the man with the car so anything that needs moving I’m there to move it!

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I got involved in Pizza Sunday Club because to pursue the idea of making a difference in someone’s life.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I work in the airport for the company that provides assistance for people with reduced mobility through the airport. My main interests are Gaelic football and drinking pints of plain with Cormac.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I think the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club differs from person to person. For some it’s about having pizza which they otherwise couldn’t afford for others it about coming down and being talked to/ treated as an equal.

For me, it’s about getting to know some of the homeless people and realising they have a more balanced view on life then me.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Come down and see what’s all about, you’ll be surprised.

Read Steven Dunne's Q&A

Steven Dunne

Graphics Magician

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
I’m the Graphics Magician (promoted from Handyman)

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Dave asked me to come down and it just sounded like a cool idea. It felt like an informal, accessible way to talk to the homeless and try to help them.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I founded Lightyear Creative 6 years ago and have been working in the design/web industry since I left DCU where I studied Multimedia. I can usually be found cycling, rock climbing, cooking, playing football, travelling or designing although rarely at the same time.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Being part of a team that genuinely wants to make a difference in peoples lives. It’s a fun team that have great craic with everybody and I think that helps when it comes to breaking down those barriers with the homeless and the general public.
It has a good effect on the issue of homeless people in the city and we are part of a growing awareness on the topic.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
PSC itself is growing and I can only see it having a bigger effect as time goes by. It shows the homeless that there are people out there who do care and hopefully gives them a little hope that things can change.

Read Elizabeth Loughnane's Q&A

Elizabeth Loughnane

Club Secretary

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
My role is as club Secretary.

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
It was an opportunity to lend a hand and meet new people. Pizza Sunday Club has a great sense of community about it and I’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone that stops by week to week.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I studied in St. Patrick’s College Drumcondra and since then I’ve been lucky enough to teach in a number of different classrooms. My main interests are music and books.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
The best part of being involved in the club has been watching it grow. For example over the past few weeks the number of pizzas donated have doubled. This means we get to cater to and chat to twice as many people.

It has such a positive effect. Pizza Sunday Club offers people the chance to gather and share stories in a way that they wouldn’t ordinarily.  The club is only going to get bigger and better with time!

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I’d definitely encourage them to get involved! You gain as much as you give and have a great time along the way.

Read Kate Minogue's Q&A

Kate Minogue

Events Officer

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
I’m in charge of organising any PSC events.

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I’d been looking for a way to get involved with the homeless community but didn’t really know how or what the etiquette was. Pizza Sunday Club didn’t seem to have many formalities or strict rules to be followed. It was just about getting together with new and different people which i thought was great.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I did my Bachelor degree in Science in Trinity College and then went on to do a Masters in Medical Diagnostics. I’m currently working as a Veterinary Clinical Pathologist. I love travelling and running.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Pizza Sunday Club is helping to break down barriers between homeless people and other members of the public. Most of the time you cant tell who’s helping out, who’s homeless and who’s just stopping for pizza on their way down Grafton street!

You get to meet new people every week. It’s like a big social gathering where you can talk to people from all different walks of life and share stories. You never know who you’re going to get chatting to.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Do it. Don’t think about it too much and just come down and see what its like for yourself.

Read Alba Feltrer Gómez's Q&A

Alba Feltrer Gómez

Instagram Magician

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
I run the PSC Instagram account.

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
George invited me to join them one evening and since that moment they became a family to me. I love it.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I studied a Tourism degree and a Marketing Master in Spain. I moved to Dublin two years ago because I needed a change and now I am working as a sales coordinator

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Spending my time with the guys in PSC and being able to help other people cheers me up even when I’m having a rough time.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Pizza Sunday Club is not just about giving pizza, it offers people the chance to share their life stories and make new friends. Everyone has the right to be heard. I highly recommend to get involved, it’s such an enriching experience.

Read David Field's Q&A

David Field

Website Officer

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
Website Officer

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
George invited me to join them one evening and since that moment they became a family to me. I love it.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I work in management and IT consultancy. I’ve also recently gone back to college to study digital marketing. Love a good pub quiz. Or any kind of pub really.

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Pizza Sunday Club has completely changed my perspective on living in Dublin. The kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I couldn’t say for sure what effect Pizza Sunday Club has on anyone else. I know it gives me a better understanding of the challenges in our country. I hope they enjoy the pizza and the company.

Read Ruairi Barrins's Q&A

Ruairi Barrins

Equipment Officer

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
My role is equipment officer and general committee member.

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
I was living with the chairman and brains behind the operation Cormac at the time. He asked me to help out and I obliged.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
I studied pharmacy at Trinity College Dublin and I’m soon to be qualified pharmacist working with Boots. My interests are all types of sport. I play a bit of 5 a side soccer and I’ve been known to don a GAA jersey for my local club Longford Slashers (back in the glory days!)

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Pizza Sunday Club helps to break the social barriers and stigma that people associate with the homeless.

The best part for me is the social interaction with people from all walks of life, homeless or not. It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends involved in the club that doesn’t involve alcohol.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
Get involved! You won’t regret it!

Read Colm Gleeson's Q&A

Cormac Gleeson

General committee member

What is your role in Pizza Sunday Club?
I am a general committee member and I also run the Snapchat account

Why did you get involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
The original idea was formed in our former living room, in Skellig House, so I have been involved from the start. I find it a great way to spend a Sunday evening and I particularly enjoy meeting new people and hearing their stories.

Tell me a bit about yourself.
When I am not studying, I enjoy  watching sports, playing hurling and meeting new people

What is the best part of being involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
We have developed a strong bond over the last year. The atmosphere is extremely friendly and we are always welcoming to others.

What would you say to someone who was thinking of joining or getting involved in Pizza Sunday Club?
PSC brightens up people’s day whether it’s the music, the craic or just simply the tasty warm pizza, I feel it is something to look forward to.

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