GAA clubs in the Duhallow and Avondhu region are set to take part in a 24 hour hurling marathon in order to set a Guinness World Record. The event which takes place on Friday 10th & Saturday 11th September at Mallow GAA Club will involve players from all 46 clubs in the area and is set to be an exciting affair.
The major fundraiser which has been organised by the Dromahane Supporters of Mallow General Hospital in conjunction with the Friends of Mallow Hospital aims to raise over €50,000 for Mallow General Hospital.
Nicholas Corkery, Chairperson of the Dromahane Supporters of Mallow General Hospital said “This is a unique fundraising event for the entire people of North Cork to get involved in while also supporting their local hospital. Every GAA club in the Duhalow and Avondhu region is getting involved in this world record attempt which showcases how hugely important Mallow General Hospital is to the players and the GAA clubs in North Cork”.
Each club has nominated one player for this innovative fundraiser which will add up to 23 players per team for the two teams – totalling 46 players. This results in having 15 players a side with 8 subs alternating during the 24 hours. The event has the permission from the Duhallow & Avondhu Boards, North Cork Board and County Board of the GAA. The main sponsors for the event are North Cork Tool Hire & JMR Tile Centre.
Mr. Corkery added “Mallow General Hospital provides an extensive range of medical and surgical services to the North Cork catchment area and undoubtedly has been used by the majority if not all of the GAA clubs in Duhallow and Avondhu throughout the years. It is great to see all the clubs getting together to secure this world record while also helping out our local hospital which is usually the first stop when a player gets injured. The co-operation to date is indeed a testament to the clubs and portrays how significant the clubs views Mallow General Hospital as such a valuable asset to the sport of GAA”.
The launch of the 24 Hour Hurling Marathon in aid of Mallow General Hospital will take place in Mallow GAA Club, Carrigoon, Mallow on Thursday next, 29th July at 9pm sharp. Each club will be organising a fundraiser within their own club over the coming weeks. Sponsorship cards are also available if people would like to participate in fundraising for the event and can be obtained by contacting Nicholas Corkery on 087 9796011. People may wish to organise their very own fundraiser which is indeed very welcome.
Any queries or looking for a fundraising pack full of ideas, give Nicholas a call on 087 9796011.