Kilrea GAC’s 24-hour 1,000km relay challenge had covered 600km, the length of Ireland from Malin to Mizen Head, with just over six hours gone.
It began on Saturday morning at 6.00am and by 1.00pm the distance exceeded their target, reaching 1,100km, with the club’s social media appealing for a new target of 2,000km.
The club’s senior football and camogie teams – led by Brian Óg McAlary and Karen Kielt – came up with the idea for a challenge to cover a total of 1,000km inside 24 hours, with all the money raised going to NI Chest, Heart and Stroke.
The rest of the community – as well as ex-members away from home – have weighed in behind the challenge that has raised over £13,845 so far, with gift aid still to be factored into the total.
The challenge, for the senior players, concludes on Sunday morning at 6.00am. For everyone else, in keeping with health and safety, they will finish up at 7.00pm.
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