GAA/Croke Park staff launch ‘Croker2Carrick’
The distance of the cycle is approximately 160km, and it will take 40 staff members from under the Michael Cusack statue in Croke Park all the way to Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada in County Leitrim. Along the way they will be stopping for the ‘tae’ in Enfield in County Meath and Bunbrosna in County Westmeath. So please lend your support if you pass them on their cross-country spin!
This is their third charity cycle with ‘Tour de Thurles’ in 2017 and ‘Rollin2Nowlan’ in 2018. Those two events combined raised a total of €42,500 – which is phenomenal!
The main aim of the game this year is to raise funds and awareness for the five official GAA charities for 2019: Western Alzheimers, Down Syndrome Ireland, Marie Keating Foundation, Enable Ireland, and Focus Ireland.
However, it is worth noting that the event has also been very successful at bringing staff members together in a very collaborative way with everyone working together to ensure that the event runs smoothly. This team work approach combined with the fitness element of the actual cycle creates a great buzz in the offices and is very much in line with the GAA’s core values.
Speaking at the launch, Event Organiser Kevin Sexton said: “The GAA recently released its official manifesto, with the most important line being “Where We All Belong”. I think this event is a great example of the GAA coming together to assist our charities who, in turn, do tremendous work to directly help out within our communities nationwide. We are all interconnected”.
GAA / CROKE PARK STAFF - 160KM CHARITY CYCLE FROM CROKE PARK TO CARRICK-ON-SHANNON
- What? A 160km cycle from Croke Park Stadium to Páirc Seán Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim
- Who? GAA/Croke Park staff members
- When? Friday, April 26th
- Why? To raise funds for the GAA’s official charity partners
GAA Official Charities for 2019:
- Western Alzheimers
- Down Syndrome Ireland
- Marie Keating Foundation
- Enable Ireland
- Focus Ireland
Any donation, no matter how big or small, will make a huge difference to the charities and will also make the 160km worthwhile!
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