Castleisland’s GOAL Mile Raised €4,000 on Christmas Morning

Christmas GOAL Mile chief organiser, Denis Brosnan pictured here with his wife Catherine, son Séamus and grandson Shane Brosnan after the latter’s race winning performance in Tullamore last summer. All had a hands on role in raising the Castleisland Christmas morning charity total to the €4,000 mark.

In spite of the weather, which was anything but encouraging on Christmas morning, the annual GOAL Mile charity fundraiser managed to raise one of its best totals in years at €4,000 for its designated causes.

“I would like to thank all the people of Castleisland and surrounding areas for supporting the GOAL Mile at An Ríocht Athletic Club on Christmas Day,” said a delighted organiser Denis Brosnan.

From the minute the doors opened on Christmas morning at 10:30am until it finished at 12:30pm there was a constant flow of people coming and going.

A Fantastic Atmosphere

As always there was a fantastic atmosphere aided by the encouragement of Castleisland P.P. Fr. Mossie Brick along with the great facility at An Ríocht, the Christmas music and the traditional GOAL Mile hot ports served up by event stalwart, Pats Broderick.

Pats had the catering department steaming and the fruits of his labour were in high demand for the duration. The children who attended were catered for with minerals and sweets served by Amari Pabon.

From New Jersey and Dubai

Denis Brosnan was aided by the members of his family who returned from the US and Dubai to be with him for the morning.

The reunion included his grandson Shane Brosnan, who recently helped the Irish team to victory at the European U-20 Cross Country Championships in Brussels on December 10th.

Almost €4,000 Lodged to GOAL

“It was with great pleasure that nearly €4,000 was lodged into the GOAL Mile account which will be distributed to great causes including aiding the orphaned and homeless children in Gaza who have only very limited access to hospitals and healthcare.

“A heartfelt thank you to each and every person who made the effort to give to a great cause on Christmas Day,” said a grateful Mr. Brosnan.

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