The Hurling for Hope fundraising initiative, which is the brainchild of Keith Higgins and some of his friends from Ballyhaunis GAA, has been doing great work in recent weeks. Already they’ve raised over €68,000 for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and the Mayo Roscommon Hospice Foundation and this morning they’re setting off from Castlebar on their main fundraising event.
The event involves soloing a hurling ball all the way from the Mayo Roscommon Hospice in Castlebar to its sister facility in Roscommon, 100km away. Today is Day One of the event, which will see the participants leaving Castlebar around 10am and heading via Breaffy and Balla onto Claremorris. Tomorrow they’ll continue on as far as Ballyhaunis, on Friday they’ll head for Castlerea and then on Saturday the event finishes at Roscommon.
Fair play to them, they picked the perfect week for it too, in light of the fine settled weather we’re currently enjoying. If ever a cause deserved such weather, then this is it.
More details on Hurling for Hope and how to make a donation to it are here.
The best of luck to Keith and the other Hurling for Hope participants as they embark on this extremely worthwhile initiative this morning.