Sports Club Hub – Dublin Clubs Go The Distance

Sports clubs are at the heart of local communities up and down the country.  It is where the essence of sport and its many benefits can be most clearly seen.

Starting today, as part of a new focus on the work of clubs and how they operate, Sport for Business will carry a daily feature highlighting the activities that clubs across all sports and in every corner of the country are bringing to life.

The Sports Club Hub will develop over the coming weeks and months to provide a full suite of supports and services for those who are doing what they can on the ground, day in, day out,  to bring sport to life for every level of society.

Clontarf and Raheny Go The Distance

Two of Dublin’s major GAA clubs with a long history of competition on the pitch came together over the weekend to run, cycle, walk and swim together and against each other to raise almost €100,000 for a local hospice.

Club members were asked to take part in their own chosen activity, all within 5 kilometres of home, and to raise money through sponsorship.

The original target for the well known North Dublin hospice was to get to €50,000 but that figure was almost doubled by last night with more money still likely to be coming in over the coming days.

The members of the two clubs took part in their chosen activity and entered the distance they had covered on a live leaderboard that ran from 8 am to 8 pm on Saturday.

By the time the final whistle blew Raheny members including Dublin footballers Brian Fenton and Brian Howard had covered 38,076 kilometres and Clontarf, led out by Jack McCaffrey and members of the All Ireland Intermediate winning Ladies Football team had travelled 34,263 kilometres.

To put that in context it is the equivalent of travelling around the world and then the best part of doing it again.

It wasn’t only on the streets of Dublin that the action took place with members of the diaspora getting active as well from as far afield as Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Australia.


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