GAA lines out to support the Mater Foundation Croghan Hill Challenge

Damian Moran

Reporter:

Damian Moran

Liam O’Neill, President of the GAA, Mickey Harte, Tyrone Manager, Mickey Newman, Meath GAA, Barry Cahill Dublin GAA, Kevin McStay, former Mayo GAA, Jason Sherlock of Dublin GAA, and John Doyle Kildare GAA are lined out to support the Mater Foundation’s Croghan Challenge, by giving encouragement to Kayleigh Biggs of the Mater Foundation team, who is in training for the challenge.

Liam O’Neill, President of the GAA, Mickey Harte, Tyrone Manager, Mickey Newman, Meath GAA, Barry Cahill Dublin GAA, Kevin McStay, former Mayo GAA, Jason Sherlock of Dublin GAA, and John Doyle Kildare GAA are lined out to support the Mater Foundation’s Croghan Challenge, by giving encouragement to Kayleigh Biggs of the Mater Foundation team, who is in training for the challenge.

The challenge takes place on Saturday, August 31 at Croghan Hill, Rhode, Co Offaly. Registration for the challenge is either a 5km or 10km assault course challenge that you can run, walk or jog. It takes place from 9am and a minimum sponsorship of €100 per person is required. People can register online at www.materfoundation.ie

The challenge is being organised by Tom Fox who is a patient of Professor John McCaffrey of the Mater Hospital. All money raised will go towards the new Cancer Day Ward (St Vincent’s Day Care Ward) for vitally needed equipment that will enhance patient comfort and care.

Speaking at the photocall, Tom Fox said: “I am so grateful to the amazing staff, doctors and nurses at the Mater Hospital for the incredible care that I was given. I want to encourage everyone to take part in this exciting challenge! ”

Dr Tomas Lyons, Medical Oncology Registrar, “The Croghan Hill Challenge Cancer Event will make a lasting difference to the care and comfort of patients who are fighting cancer and will be attending the new Oncology/Haematology Day Ward in the Mater Hospital. On behalf of Professor McCaffrey and the entire Oncology team I would like to extend my sincere thanks to Tom Fox and his team for organising this event.”