As we sit with a cup of tea in our cosy kitchens, reading the paper, the Tommy Bowe Challenge team have kayaked the length of the Shannon and are making their way across Lough Erne. Against the flow, through gale force head winds and four foot waves, the lads have taken on the challenge in a determined fashion to raise funds for a home for the Glaslough Harriers AC.
Launching from Killaloe with plenty of support from Family and friends and indeed the locals of Co. Clare and Tipperary the team took to the waters with determination and strength. Since Sunday they have endured horrendous weather conditions, lived the camping life each night and with no wives present they have managed to overcome the hardest part – cooking for themselves!
To donate to the cause please visit the website http://www.tommybowechallenge2012.com and send your donation through PayPal. You can also get your hands on a Tommy Bowe Challenge hoody by texting HOODY to 51444, include your name, size, colour (Pink or Navy). Adults €25 & kids €20, all sizes available.
Come along to the Homecoming Dance in the Oakland Centre Glaslough this bank holiday Sunday. Music by Hughes Brothers, dancing from 9pm – late with Disco, raffle and hot food!! It’s a night not to be missed. Tickets are €10 and available from the Glaslough Harriers committee or in Master Deery’s on Park St.
Be sure to call into the stand at Monaghan shopping centre today and over the weekend, where you can pick up a hoody or a ticket for the dance. A huge thank you to the Monaghan Shopping Centre for offering the space to us!
WHY THE GLASLOUGH HARRIERS?
This Challenge is being used as part of a major fundraiser to develop the Glaslough Harriers AC through the provision of improved facilities and to consolidate their future as a competitive club. This year the club will mark 67 years of existence, and in this time, it has developed a love for the sport of athletics within thousands of athletes.
These new facilities will greatly assist the coaches to bring the training and coaching for the young athletes up to even a higher level, to continue and improve on national standards being achieved at present and encouraging the current and future talent to improve and stay with the sport.
Sport opens many doors and can provide amazing opportunities, what has been passed on to the Glaslough Harriers athletes of today is not just an appreciation of sport and healthy competition – it is an athletics heritage. Long may it run – and long may the Glaslough Harriers keep on running.
For all the updates and latest news on the Teams progress, tune into Northern Sound daily at 7.30am, 12.30pm and again at 3pm. You can also find us on facebook, follow us on Twitter @TBChallenge2012 and visit the website http://www.tommybowechallenge2012.com .
Tommy Bowe Challenge 2012 Has Begun!