Cork hurlers raise tens of thousands for Marymount

Cork hurlers raise tens of thousands for Marymount
The Cork senior hurling team.

The Cork senior hurling team have taken part in a solo-run challenge to raise funds for Marymount Hospice.

Members of the extended 2020 Cork senior hurling panel and management each spent one hour soloing in their back garden or within the 2km radius from their place of residence.

The initiative was led by Cork hurler 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.

Diarmuid O’Sullivan was the last to take part in the solo-run from 7am to 8am this morning and almost €63,000 has already been raised for the hospice, exceeding the target of €50,000.

Head of Fundraising and Communications of Marymount Hospice, Paula McGovern, said that she hoped the solo-run would keep the Cork players motivated and their spirits up during “these very strange circumstances”.

“We are very grateful for this support. Any fundraising events and donations make a big difference to us,” she said.

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