St. Kieran’s GAA Club Taking to the Road with March 6th Tractor Run Fundraiser

At the St. Kieran’s GAA Club Fundraising Tractor Run Launch at The Shoemeker’s Bar in Castleisland were from left: Tim Geaney, Jackie Reidy, Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald, Tim Dineen, Jackie Brosnan and Johnny Breen. ©Photograph: John Reidy

St. Kieran’s GAA Club like many of its kind is looking forward to a near to normal year of sport. The club is organising a tractor run on Sunday, March 6th 2022 in order to raise much needed funds to support its championship teams.

These teams comprising of senior, U-20 and minor squads represent the local clubs of: Brosna, Cordal, Scartaglen, Currow, Castleisland Desmonds, Ballymacelligott and Knocknagoshel.

Squads have to be kitted out, insurance for teams has to be paid, running expenses such as food and medical care have to be accounted for.

Support of the Public

“To this end, not unlike the clubs we represent, St. Kieran’s needs the support of the public at large to provide championship football for its players,” said event spokesperson, Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald.

“Participants are asked to gather at Castleisland Mart before on Sunday March 6th from 12.30pm onwards.

“Registration will occur there and we hope to take off on our route at 1pm. The convoy will travel through Castleisland, out the Tralee road to the Ballygarry Hotel and from there make its way to Farranfore along the Killarney road returning from Farranfore to Castleisland and homeward bound to the mart,” Cllr. Fitzgerald continued.

Refreshments for the Road Home

“Upon returning to the mart, participants will receive some light refreshments to see them on their journey home.

“St. Kieran’s club is very grateful to Castleisland Co-Op Mart for making its facilities available for the event along with the sponsorship it receives from Walsh Colour Print.

“We hope it will be a fun event for all involved as Tractor Runs have become very popular in recent times, they cater for all ages and celebrate young people’s love of agriculture which is something that unites every club we represent.

Vintage Cars and Tractor Section

“Vintage car and tractor owners are also being facilitated and invited to participate for those who have a ‘grá’ for the old-style modes of transport.

“St. Kieran’s committee looks forward to providing a fun afternoon for all involved and hopes to raise some much needed funds for our teams that represent our clubs outlined above.

“All support is very much appreciated,” said Cllr. Fitzgerald.

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