Ahascragh Fohenagh GAA Club’s fundraiser Toughest Townland is putting townlands from all around the club against each other to find out which is the toughest!
The club are running this event to celebrate their 20th anniversary and to raise funds for the development of their club facilities and for East Galway and Midlands Cancer Support. The hope is to promote fun community events that everyone can get involved in and launch their new Healthy Club initiative
The event sees teams from 17 townlands from the parishes of Ahascragh, Fohenagh and Caltra forming teams from their own areas and organising a fundraising event. The teams will then compete in a series of physical, mental and teamwork challenges on June 25 in Fohenagh pitch.
Paul Lohan one of the organisers of the event stated: “In addition to raising money for the club we will be making a donation to East Galway and Midlands Cancer Support. This important local charity provides a very important and valued service to our community and we as a club are delighted that they have come on board with us. The club had a representative from the charity speak to club members at a recent coffee morning fundraiser in Ahascragh and this was valued by all present.”
There has been a wide variety of fundraisers being held by the townlands, so far, Fohenagh, Ballydoogan and Kilgerril have put on a play in Fohenagh Community Centre, Clooncannon have held a coffee morning in The Old Mill Café in Ahascragh and Clonbrock have held a fun run/walk. Killure ran a golf classic in Ballinasloe Golf Club, Castleblakeney held a quiz in Gerry McDonaghs pub, and Pallas/Kinclare are hosted a tractor run in Caltra.
Ballyglass held a quiz night on May 28, Eglish are holding an auction on June 5, there is progressive 25 on June 10 in Fohenagh and Castlegar are hosting Hurling on the Road on June 11.
On June 25 the big event will take place in Fohenagh, there will be a number of events for the teams to compete in, including a tractor pull, hang tough, teamwork course and the final obstacle course. Each event will be timed and points awarded based on the best time. And the eventual Toughest Townland winner will be crowned at the club’s 20th Anniversary celebration that night in Fohenagh Community Centre.
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