GOAL Mile / Christmas Day Cheques Presented to Charities

At the annual presentation of funds generated by the Christmas morning GOAL Mile charity event at An Ríocht were: Hazel Byrne, (left) Manager of An Ríocht AC representing Oileán Beó / St. John of God accepting from Joe Walsh; Con O’Connor, Pieta House receives a cheque from Denis Brosnan and Ailís Brosnan receiving a cheque on behalf of GOAL Overseas Developments from Gerard Walsh, An Ríocht. The cheque presenters in this instance are all founder members of An Ríocht AC. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The annual presentation of cheques to local charities was held An Ríocht AC recently and the proceeds of the GOAL Mile Christmas morning charity event were distributed.

“Christmas is known as the time of giving and that was certainly the case in Castleisland recently as the proceeds of the annual GOAL Mile were presented to the chosen charities,” said An Ríocht AC Manager, Hazel Byrne.

GOAL’s overseas developments received €1,585 and presentations of €600 each were made to Oileán Beó / St. John of Gods, Castleisland and €600 to Pieta House.

“I would like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone who organised this event and to the many members of the community who took part and who made very kind donations to our very worthy charities,” said Ms. Byrne.

Couch to 5K Returns on Tuesday Night
An Ríocht AC is bringing back its popular Couch to 5k programme on the coming Tuesday night January 15th at 7pm.

This programme will culminate in a 5k road race / fun run on April 14th.

Designed to suit for beginners and all abilities, the programme will start with a combination of walking and short running intervals.

Gradually Progress

“It will gradually progress over the weeks with running interval times increasing slightly over the weeks,” said An Ríocht AC Manager, Hazel Byrne.

“Walkers and families are welcome, this is a very social programme and costs only €2 per session. “Some participants take part in the sessions purely for fitness reasons, and others take part with the goal of completing a 5k run.

“We have a 5km run on the 14th April 2019 that participants can sign up for if they wish and that’s totally optional,” Ms. Byrne concluded.

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