st. joseph’s miltown malbay gaa – Miltown To Miltown 40075km #westclare1000

Miltown Malbay GAA would like to invite all our members of the club, community and friends from neighbouring parishes to join us in our fundraising initiative to support local charities that are suffering in this current climate. We are hoping to reach a target of €4000 by doing 1000km weekly up to June 1st. This is to be done while operating within the current 2km guidelines that are in place.  You can take part by walking, running, cycling, using a treadmill or stationary bike in order to help us reach our distance target. Post your weekly distance covered on social media using #westclare1000 so we can track our goal Looking forward to seeing the km and the Euro marks being reach weekly (every little helps) Let’s get moving for our local charities!!

CLARE LADIES FOOTBALL CHALLENGE #Ditchtheboots

Clare Ladies Football Team are running a charity event in order to raise funds for 4 very worthy charities. These include, West Clare Cancer Centre, Pieta, Clare Cystic Fibrosis & the Doing it for Dan appeal ☺️

The event the players and management are undertaking is a 1000km combined distance run between Monday 27th of April and Sunday 3rd of May, all while staying within a 2km radius of their home 🏃‍♀️ Each day the players will put up their distance covered and some videos/photos showing them taking part in the challenge 📷

How to join your county team & #DitchTheBoots for Charity:

We are asking players involved at all levels throughout the week and so we are nominating Wednesday coming as a #ClubJerseyDay. With this we are asking each club to get their players/juveniles involved in running/walking on the day with their club colours on and to upload their videos/photos to us on Instagram/twitter/Facebook with the hashtag #ditchtheboots. 👟

We would also ask that you promote the fundraiser on each of your own social media accounts and Whats app groups!

On Thursday we are asking all our county juvenile teams to also get involved in a similar way with videos posted up of their various runs 💛💙

As a group we feel this is a great opportunity to not only raise funds for some much needed causes but also to highlight the wonderful players we have in our county whilst also lifting the profile of each club and county team.

🌟🌟Over to you – Please donate as much as you can to help out the four charities we have chosen via the link:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/clare-ladies-ditch-the-boots-challenge?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=chat&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 🌟🌟

Thank you for your support

The Clare Ladies County Football Team

West Clare Gaels Ladies Football Club
Kilmihil Ladies Football Club
Banner Ladies Football Club
MiltownMalbay LadiesFootball
Cooraclare Ladies Football Updates
Cúil Gaels
Liscannor Ladies GAA
Burren Gaels Ladies Football Club
Doonbeg Ladies Football Club
Kilmurry Ibrickane Ladies Club
East Clare Gaels
Fergus Rovers Ladies Gaelic Football Club
Doora Barefield Ladies Football Club
Kilrush Ladies Football Club
Eire Og Ladies Football
Kildysart GAA
Wolfe Tones Ladies Gaa
Newmarket Ladies Football Club
Corofin Ladies GAA
Crusheen LadiesFootball
Clooney Quin GAA Club
Clarecastle Camogie/Ladies Football

https://www.gofundme.com/f/clare-ladies-ditch-the-boots-challenge?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=chat&utm_campaign=p_cf+share-flow-1 🌟🌟

Thank you for your support

The Clare Ladies County Football Team

West Clare Gaels Ladies Football Club
Kilmihil Ladies Football Club
Banner Ladies Football Club
MiltownMalbay LadiesFootball
Cooraclare Ladies Football Updates
Cúil Gaels
Liscannor Ladies GAA
Burren Gaels Ladies Football Club
Doonbeg Ladies Football Club
Kilmurry Ibrickane Ladies Club
East Clare Gaels
Fergus Rovers Ladies Gaelic Football Club
Doora Barefield Ladies Football Club
Kilrush Ladies Football Club
Eire Og Ladies Football
Kildysart GAA
Wolfe Tones Ladies Gaa
Newmarket Ladies Football Club
Corofin Ladies GAA
Crusheen LadiesFootball
Clooney Quin GAA Club
Clarecastle Camogie/Ladies Football

Clare Branch of Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
Pieta House, Preventing Suicide and Self Harm
The West Clare Cancer Centre
Do It For Dan Appeal

a time for change!

 

THE ROUTE MAY HAVE CHANGED BUT THE GOAL REMAINS THE SAME!
The only constant in life is change and while the route for the Annual West Clare Mini Marathon has changed to the coast road walk in Kilkee, the goal of raising funds for the retention of cancer care services in West Clare remains the same, and the work to achieve that goal goes on.

 

YOU ALL PLAY SUCH A HUGE PART – WE HOPE YOU WILL AGAIN! 

Huge thanks to to everybody who took part in the 21st Annual West Clare Mini Marathon on Sunday 27th January last, for your goodwill, tireless efforts, and commitment and dedication to the retention of vital cancer care services for the people of West Clare – year in and year out – we could not do this without you.

We applaud and acknowledge our ‘West Clare Cancer Centre family’ for your unremitting, unrelenting, deep-rooted desire to keep this ship afloat in the midst of emigration, economic downturn and the everyday trials and tribulations that face us all.
What has been achieved over the past 21 years because of your inherent goodness is truly remarkable. The lifeblood of any organisation is it’s footsoldiers, so we say ‘thank you’ to each and everyone of you, for your tireless efforts as we continue our campaign against cancer, together.

 

 

MOTHER & DAUGHTER DUO BRIGID & ROISIN

HERE COME THE GIRLS………………………..
A BIG SHOUT-OUT TO Brigid Crawford and her daughter Róisín Ní Eithir, Lisdoonvarna, as they ready themselves to join over 30,000 females in Dublin on Sunday June 2nd in the 37th Annual VHI Women’s Mini Marathon. Our ultra-glamorous mother and daughter duo are participating in the event to raise funds for the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre and we are very grateful to them. Brigid and Roisin will have sponsorship cards for people wishing to contribute to their fundraising efforts.

The 10K event, which commences at 2pm, will start in Fitzwilliam Square and finish in Baggot Street.
The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is the largest all women’s event of its kind in the world. The first Women’s Mini Marathon began in Dublin in 1983 with 9,000 entrants, it has grown in popularity and the event now hosts approximately 30,000 women on the June bank holiday weekend. Women from across the 32 counties of Ireland, U.K. and Europe take part each year to raise vital funds for their chosen charities and causes.

The Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon is a world class sporting event and is dedicated to helping women across Ireland to achieve their fitness goals. The mini-marathon has become an important part of Irish culture and a celebration for Irish women age 14 to 65 and over. The event caters for women who wish to walk or jog for fun while also catering for competitive runners.

Indeed, it is not only women who have benefited from the event, but the charities are also the big winners. In 2018 it is estimated that over €7.5 million was raised by the participants bringing the total since the race started in 1983 to over €217 million. All charities benefit as it is the women themselves who decide who they will support and many local causes gain vital revenue from the event.

7th ANNUAL WEST CLARE TRACTOR RUN RAISES €4,420.00 FOR WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!!!

THE SUN SHONE IN ALL ITS SPLENDOUR on the 14th July last, it’s radiance sparkling like diamonds on the waters of Carrigaholt, bathing the village in its dizzying July brilliance – a more perfect setting could not be imagined for the most illustrious event in Carrigaholts social calendar – the 7th Annual West Clare Tractor Run, and what a magnificent spectacle it turned out to be. From near and far they came, in memory of those gone before and for those currently on their respective journeys, the procession once again spearheaded by the inimitable Pats Hassett. The West Clare Tractor Run is many things, an annual event to raise monies for the continued provision of cancer care services for its inhabitants first and foremost, and an event that engenders great local pride and altruism. It is also a tribute to excellence, a reflection of marvellous community spirit and caring as demonstrated by Pats HassettMags KeaneMorrisseys Pub, Carrigaholt and everybody associated with the West Clare Tractor Run. 
As always, sincere thanks to you all!

 

GETTING READY TO ROCK ‘N’ ROLL – 7th ANNUAL WEST CLARE TRACTOR RUN Sunday 14th JULY 2019!

It’s almost that time of year again when Pats Hassett and Team West do what they do best – blaze a trail from carrigaholt to kilbaha, ensuring the continued provision of cancer care services for the people of West Clare. Carrigaholt will host the 7th Annual West Clare Tractor Run in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre on Sunday 14th July with registration taking place in Keanes bar carrigaholt at 12 noon. €20.00 per tractor. 
Participants will depart at 1pm sharp and enjoy refreshments, music and a raffle in Morrisseys Pub, Carrigaholt upon their return. Come along and enjoy a great family day out – all for a great cause.

 

OUR “CRAFTY FRIENDS” RAISE €1,691.00 FOR WEST CLARE CANCER CENTRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Huge thanks to Teresa Connolly and her creative cohort for the fantastic sum of €1,691.88 donated to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centrefrom their craft sale fundraisers held in Tescos Kilrush on 21st June and in the Community Centre in Kilmihil on August 5th last.
These champion crafters unleashed their creative force,
creating a dazzling display of beautiful home-made treasures to raise much-needed funds for the West Clare Cancer Centre in Kilkee and we are extremely grateful to them for their labours of love, resulting in this marvellous donation. Again ladies, sincere thanks to you all!

 

 

Come along to Tescos Kilrush on Friday 21st June next and peruse the beautiful crafts on display, home-made by Teresa Connolly and her ‘Crafty Friends’, all in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre. There will also be a raffle on the day, giving some lucky person the opportunity to take home their very own delightful Paddington Bear! For more information, contact Teresa on (086) 3477616.

OUR BUSY LITTLE BEES ARE BUSILY CRAFTING TREASURES TO DELIGHT THE SOUL – ALL IN AID OF THE West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre ON BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 5TH AUGUST IN THE COMMUNITY CENTRE IN KILMIHIL.

Come along to the Community Centre in Kilmihil on Monday August 5th and peruse the beautiful crafts on display, home-made by Teresa Connolly and her ‘Crafty Friends’, all in aid of the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre Kilkee. There will also be a raffle on the day, giving some very lucky people the opportunity to take home their very own delightful home-made treasures! For more information, contact Teresa Connolly on (086) 3477616.

 

 

 

 

OUR LANDMARK 20TH WEST CLARE MINI MARATHON

 

 

of the Provision of Cancer Care Services for the People of West Clare!

 The sun may have set on an amazing day and another marathon, but as we look back on the achievements of the group over the past twenty years; from the provision of funding for palliative care in Ennistymon General Hospital and in Regina House in Kilrush, to its daily support services such as transport for chemotherapy and radiotherapy appointments, counselling, complementary therapies, pilgrimage funding, and the provision of palliative aids for patients’ home use – we realise that the fight continues and the work goes on.  Because it needs to.  By 2020, 1 in 2 of us will be affected by cancer.  A sobering thought and an unfortunate reality.

What has been achieved by the inhabitants of West Clare Communities uniting and working together, forging their own paths in achieving and retaining these vital services for West Clare is nothing short of extraordinary – so take a bow, each and everyone of you – the life-blood of the West Clare Mini Marathon, without whose generosity of spirit and tireless endeavours we could not exist.  The beating heart of any charity is its foot soldiers – the unsung heroes who take one dimensional ideals on paper and turn them into 3D living reality.

To each and everyone of you, thank you sincerely for your commitment and dedication to the West Clare Mini Marathon Cancer Care Centre.

22nd annual west clare mini marathon

 

Huge thanks to everybody who took part in the 22nd ANNUAL WEST CLARE MINI MARAT HON ON SUNDAY. Patsy Downes got the festivities off to a flying start during registration and the sun shone just when it was needed. Sincere thanks also to Hayes Gala Shop, Kilkee for the fabulous eats and treats provided to participants upon their return. Thank you to all who donated on the day, and still continue to. We are extremely grateful to you all. Huge thanks to Pat Keating for his fab photos taken on the day. 

 

TIME TO GET YOUR GROOVE ON!
22nd ANNUAL WEST CLARE MINI MARATHON – SUNDAY 26th JANUARY 2020 – THE ROUTE MAY HAVE CHANGED BUT THE GOAL REMAINS THE SAME!
The only constant in life is change and while the route for the Annual West Clare Mini Marathon has changed to the coast road walk in Kilkee, the goal of raising funds for the retention of cancer care services in West Clare remains the same, and the work to achieve that goal goes on.

Registration for the event will take place in the Community Centre in Kilkee on Sunday 26th January, from 12pm until 1:30pm – fee €20.00 per participant, The official starting point will be St. Senan’s Church, Kilkee.
Runners will depart at 1:45pm, followed by Walkers at 2pm. The finishing point will be The Square in Kilkee.
Donation cards for the event will be available at the Cancer Centre in Corry Lane, Kilkee for anyone wishing to make a donation and will also be available in the Community Centre on the day. Many thanks to Chris Mc Kiernan for his video showing the route for our event.
Feel free to contact us on (065) 9060762 or (065) 9056181 if you have any questions.

 

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