Cloyne Clubs Come Together for Family Fundraiser


Cloyne Ladies Gaelic Football Club and Cloyne GAA are hosting a Club Marathon Relay on Sunday, 30 September at 1pm at the new GAA complex in Cloyne.  Originally scheduled for the previous day, organisers would like to apologise for the inconvenience and make the local communities aware of this schedule change.

The event is all set to be a great day out. Cloyne Ladies FC and Cloyne GAA are jointly hosting the event and all proceeds will go towards the promotion of the underage groups in both clubs. To that end, money raised from this event goes towards a Games Development Team for boys and girls in both Cloyne and Ballycroneen National Schools. The role of this team is the provision and implementation of a programme to help the children develop, and encourage games skills which are not just GAA based but experience for all team ball sports. The Games Development Team will spend 6 Wednesday mornings with each class over this school year and all children will benefit from this programme in a fun, safe and learning environment which will encourage them to play and progress within the Clubs of the Community.

The Marathon Relay will be taken on by members of the clubs or, indeed, by anyone wishing to take part. Each participant will run 100 metres of the Marathon before passing the Baton on to the next runner. Each 100m is a lap and there are 422 to complete the full marathon length. Donations can be made on the day or, if you know anyone taking part please fill in a line of their sponsorship card – it’s all in aid of a great cause. Anyone, young or old, who is willing to do one of the laps is asked to contact either Donna Dempsey 0876489438 or Mary O'Brien 0863867206

The Marathon Relay and Family Fun Day will have something for everyone. Coffee, tea, cakes, face-painting, cross bar challenges, Kite flying competitions and much more are on the agenda for some simple family fun in what, hopefully, will be a lovely autumn day in the country! Speaking with The East Cork Journal, Cloyne Ladies Gaelic Football Club PRO, Anita Ring said, “This event is for the benefit of the local community, and we have no doubt that the public will come along to support us, as they always have in the past.”