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Hurling for Hope – a unique 100km sliotar solo run

By Fiona Halligan Mar 21, 2022


Hurling for Hope

‘Hurling for Hope’ is a charity made up of a group of friends, players, mentors, and teammates from Ballyhaunis GAA Club in Mayo.

They are coming together in a unique event to fundraise for two charities – Mayo Roscommon Hospice and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

They will be soloing a sliotar from the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice centre in Castlebar, Mayo to the Mayo/Roscommon Hospice centre in Roscommon town over the course of four days between the 23rd – 26th March. The route is 100km and sees them go through Claremorris, Ballyhaunis and Castlerea along the way.




The unique event will see a core team of 8-10 people from Ballyhaunis taking on the full challenge and they will be joined by some special guests and friends along the route over four days. Mayo hurler Keith Higgins was on board to launch this fundraiser with a difference.

Sporting figures from across different codes are pledging their support to the fundraiser. Join stars like Cora Staunton (Mayo), Anthony Cunningham (Roscommon manager), Jason Ford and Ronan Maher (Tipperary hurlers), Jack Carty (Connacht and Ireland rugby player), Tommy Welch (former Kilkenny hurler), Larry O’Gorman (former Wexford hurler), Stephen Coen (current Mayo football captain) and Grainne McElwain (TV and sports presenter) by walking a few miles or making a donation.

To find out more about the fundraiser, please see the links below:








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