Laochra Mhaigh Eo launches today

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Happy St Patrick’s Day, all.

In normal times, the National Holiday features on-field GAA action in the form of the club Championship finals from Croke Park. Those of us of a certain age can also recall when, further back, the Railway Cup deciders used to be a big deal on this day.

Now, in these dreary, soul-sapping pandemic times, we have to do with virtual fun and games to mark the day. Oh well, one day we’ll all get to enjoy non-virtual experiences again.

The activities of Mayo GAA’s fundraising arm Cairde Mhaigh Eo, are now being directed by a sub-committee with members drawn from a variety of backgrounds, under the able chairmanship of Ciarán O’Hara. They’ve chosen today as the day for the formal launch of their Laochra Mhaigh Eo initiative.

As you probably know, the aim of this project is to raise funds for the upcoming pitch development works at MacHale Park. This is being done through the creation of a ‘Heroes Wall’ at the ground, to coincide with the 90th anniversary of its opening. Full details on the Laochra Mhaigh Eo initiative are here.

Laochra Mhaigh Eo is being launched today across Mayo GAA’s various online channels. It features live online shows at 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm today, which will be hosted by Angelina Nugent and features loads of chat and music. Special guests appearing today include Alan Freeman, Sarah Rowe, Sean Deane, Maurice Sheridan, Michael Moyles, Martin Carney, Seán Rice, Keith Higgins, Cathal Freeman, Aibhe Gilvarry and many more.

There’s plenty there to dip in and out of over the course of the day. Best of luck to Cairde Mhaigh Eo for today’s launch and here’s hoping that the Laochra Mhaigh Eo fundraising drive is a success.

5 thoughts on “Laochra Mhaigh Eo launches today

  1. Missed the launch and show but I seem to recall that this was announced back earlier in the year – or was it last late year? Any way my intention was to contribute by buying a brick but I cannot recall if I actually did so. Anybody able to tell me who I might check with?

  2. The project runs from St Patrick’s day to Mayo Day I seem to recall. Brave men in these Pandemic times but fair play to their efforts and it is a worthy cause.

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