BEFORE they sat down to turkey & stuffing this Christmas some hardy souls from Naomh Comhghall worked up an appetite running a mile for charity raising funds for people in the developing world.
For the third year in a row the club held a GOAL Mile event on Christmas morning with all ages & abilities taking part.
GOAL is an international humanitarian organisation dedicated to the alleviation of suffering among the poorest of the poor in the developing world. It was founded in 1977 by sports journalist John O’Shea who is the organisation’s chief executive.
GOAL currently works in 13 countries in the developing world, implementing rehabilitation and development programmes across a range of sectors, including health, education, nutrition, water and sanitation.
St Comgall’s Chair Rosin Lynch congratulated those taking part “The GAA is a community based organisation, but we recognise that this concept does not stop at the parish boundary or even the county border.
“We are part of a global community and that is why Naomh Comhghall is delighted to support such a great cause in international development.
“Christmas is a busy time and I congratulate our members who showed tremendous enthusiasm raising over £400 in total. The event is now firmly established as a tradition in Antrim and I would encourage even more people to get involved next year.