Limerick people urged to run a mile for Goal this Christmas

Colm Ward

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Colm Ward

Celebrities and sports stars Alan Brogan, Rachel Allen, Richie Power, Yomiko Cheng, and Maria Mc Cambridge at the launch of the GOAL Mile 2014
Limerick people have been urged to take part in the Goal Mile this Christmas to raise money for the development charity.

Limerick people have been urged to take part in the Goal Mile this Christmas to raise money for the development charity.

The run will take place at a series of locations throughout the county, including the University of Limerick, on Christmas Day.

Money raised from the event helps support Goal’s programmes for the poor.

The Limerick city event is one of the longest running Goal Miles nationwide and takes place on the University of Limerick Athletics Track from 11am-1pm.

Other Miles in the county will be in Ballybrown Community Resource Centre and Crecora GAA Pitch at midday on Christmas Day.

Organiser Gus Aherne said: “I have visited some of the countries where Goal is located and witnessed the work the aid agency does. I felt like I had to do something to contribute and do my bit so I started the Goal Mile.

“The Goal Mile in the University of Limerick is a part of Christmas in Limerick, we have families who came to the first Mile and are still coming all these years later. We always hold the Mile, even when we had the Big Freeze and people were basically skating around the track!”

“The Goal Mile is a family event that reminds all involved of the true spirit of Christmas; to give to those who need it.” Mr Aherne added.

See www.goalglobal.org for more.