Cork hurlers to take part in solo-run challenge for Marymount Hospice

Cork hurlers to take part in solo-run challenge for Marymount Hospice
Cork hurlers are to take part in solo-run challenge for Marymount Hospice

The Cork hurling team are to take part in a solo-run challenge to raise funds for Marymount Hospice.

Players and management will undertake a solo-run for one hour in their back garden or within a 2km radius of their homes over a 42 hour period this weekend (April 25th and 26th). 

The initiative is led by Robbie O’Flynn whose mother Marie works in the hospice.

“We know that Marymount has had to cancel all of their events for the foreseeable future and their fundraising is suffering and we wanted to do something that would help them and bring us back training together in its own way,” said Mr O'Flynn. 

The team are now asking the people of Cork to get behind the challenge and to help them raise funds for Marymount- they are hoping to raise €50,000 for the hospice.

Head of Fundraising and Communications with Marymount Paula McGovern said: “We are delighted to work with the Cork Hurling team on this great event. It is tough for them all to keep team spirit up and motivated under these very strange circumstances so we hope this brings this a bit of fun back to the team. We are very grateful for this support. Any fundraising events and donations make a big difference to us."

To donate to the challenge log on to www.gofundme.com/CorkhurlersforMarymount.

The players progress will be uploaded on social media, and people can get involved by uploading their own videos of starting a walk or run with a hurley and ball using #thesolorun.

As well as supporting Marymount, each player will donate a Cork Jersey to give out as prizes to some of the donors who sponsor the team.

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