Solo Sail Ireland

Solo Sail Ireland

27th May 2018 - 5th August 2018 5:22 pm

The Solo Sail Ireland Challenge. One tiny boat, one massive trip… for charity!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Hayes is sailing in one of the smallest boats ever to sail around Ireland to raise funds for Croí. The laser dinghy weighs less than 60kg and is about twice the length of a kitchen table! You can hear Richard below, talking to Keith Finnegan on Galway Bay FM, explaining what an epic challenge he is undertaking, and why. Interview starts 1 hour 12mins in.

 

Podcast of The Keith Finnegan Show – Tuesday May 22nd 2018

 

 

 

Solo Sail Ireland

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This challenge started on Sunday May 27th, and the picture above captures the moment Richard set off from  Galway Bay Sailing Club, Renville, Oranmore. Richard is aiming to return here in approx 8-9 weeks, weather dependent. Richard will take on around 40 legs in order to complete the 1500km circumnavigation, and you can see up close footage of Richard tackling one of these legs in the video below.

 

 

The challenge was made possible thanks to the  support Richard received from main event sponsor, Homecare Medical Supplies, and many other local businesses. This generous support has enabled Michael, Richard’s father, to provide land support, and the only element of support for the duration of this challenge.

Homecare Medical Supplies – Main Event Sponsor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard spoke to Tommy Marren recently on Midwest Radio on how the challenge is going, what it’s been like sailing completely solo out on the ocean everyday, and how the land support camper van is fairing as overnight accommodation. Interview starts 40 mins in.

Tommy Marren Show interview

 

See the picture below of the Solo Sail Ireland Land Support, which is being driven by Richards dad, Michael, and will also serve as somewhere to sleep for the both of them in between sailing legs.

 

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Cardiovascular disease remains the No.1 killer in Ireland, with Richard’s family unfortunately experiencing the loss of a loved one, but it can be largely prevented. Money raised will help part-fund defibrillators for areas most needed across communities in Ireland, while also helping Croí continue the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Richard would greatly appreciate your support, whether you would like to make a donation, or assist with the land or water support, your support can make a real difference. Contact solosailireland@gmail.com to get involved, and help save lives in your community.

To make a donation on iDonate Click Here

To follow Richard’s epic journey or make a donation on Facebook Click Here

 

 

Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

8th March 2019 8:30 am - 10th March 2019 6:00 pm The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail

 

 

Come and enjoy the wild and mysterious Mayo landscape and get your walking boots on and join us on an adventure through rural County Mayo. The Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail which extends from the town of Balla in central County Mayo, to the seaside village of Murrisk at the foot of Croagh Patrick, will be hosting its annual walking festival over three days – Friday 8th March, Saturday 9th March and Sunday 10th March 2019. This trail is set in a landscape that is truly inspiring, hosting a wealth of heritage that would appeal to any walker. From the starting point in Balla, the trail passes through deciduous woodland and across rolling fields and bogs. Walkers can discover boreens and ancient pathways as the trail makes its way through a number of picturesque villages towards its destination on the shores of Clew Bay.The Festival Programme includes 3 great days of guided moderate to hard walks, visiting heritage sites, and hearing the local myths and legends from our experienced guides, Registration is €20 per day or €50 for three days.

See below exciting footage from last year’s Heritage Trail, by Tough Soles, Ellie and Carl, who are walking 4,000km+ along all the National Waymarked Trails of Ireland

 

 

Register Here

For more information email info@croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com or call Clogher Office on 094 9030687.

Frequent updates on this and similar events are being posted on the Event Facebook Page.

As this is generally a moderate walk, a reasonable level of fitness is required. Proper walking boots and waterproof rain-gear is essential. Day two would be regarded as being the most difficult. Refreshments are provided at the start, middle and finish of each day.

Note: Teenagers under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. No Dogs Allowed on the Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail.

Sister Maureen Lally wins Mayo person of the year 2017

Sister Maureen Lally founder of Croagh Patrick Heritage Trail Walking Festival, and who also spearheaded the three-day Annual Walking Festival which takes place in March along the Croagh Patrick Trail, beginning in Balla meandering through the unspoilt landscape and rich heritage of central Mayo. She also served as a board member for the Western Development Commission. To read more click here Connaught Telegraph Article & mayonews.ie article

Route & Distance:

Friday 8th March – Balla to Ballintubber (18km)

8.30am Sharp – Meeting point at car park outside Corleys Pub Ballintubber across from The Abbey.

9am Registration Balla Community Centre. Tea/coffee refreshments provided.

9.30am Commence walk from Balla to Ballintubber (18km).

Refreshment stop – Tuffys Pub – Tea/coffee and sandwiches provided.

3pm – 5pm Finish day 1 in Corleys Pub Ballintubber.

Saturday 9th March – Ballintubber to Aghagower (23km)

8.30am Sharp – Meeting point Aughagower Village (rear of church). Transport to start.

9am Registration Corleys Pub Ballintubber. Tea/coffee refreshments provided.

9.30am Commence walk from Ballintubber to Aghagower (23km).

Refreshment stop – Killawalla – Tea/coffee and sandwiches provided.

3pm – 6pm Finish day 2 at Aughagower Village.

Sunday 10th March – Aghagower -Murrisk (19km)

8.30am Sharp – Meeting point Murrisk – Car park at base of Croagh Patrick. Transport to start.

9am Registration Aughagower Community Centre. Tea/coffee refreshments provided.

9.30am Commence walk from Aghagower -Murrisk (19km).

Refreshment stop – Brackloon – Tea/coffee and sandwiches provided.

3pm – 6pm Finish day 3 at Murrisk.

Refreshments provided each day.

Transport will be provided each morning to ferry walkers from the Meeting point to the Starting point. This means that your personal transport will be at the end of your destination on arrival each day. Register online. For more details call 094 9030687 or email info@croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com. You can also visit www.croaghpatrickheritagetrail.com for information.

Darragh Kenny Memorial Run/Walk

26th August 2018 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm Lecarrow, Co Roscommon

INAUGURAL DARRAGH KENNY MEMORIAL RUN/WALK IN AID OF CROÍ!

Date:

Sunday August 26th 2018 at 3pm

Two Distance Options:

10KM or 7KM  (Register on the morning St. Johns Community Centre at 3pm)

Price:

€10 entry to either distance 7KM or 10KM

€15 entry to either distance 7KM or 10KM including t- shirt

 

This charity event is organised by friends and family of the late Darragh Kenny who suddenly passed away in January 2013. Darragh worked as a prison officer at Mountjoy Prison, and many of his colleagues joined his family and hometown friends in the inaugural memorial cycle. To date the Darragh Kenny Memorial Cycle has raised over €70,000 and in March 2014 a memorial plaque was unveiled in the Croí Courtyard Apartments as a tribute to Darragh.

This event is organised in association with Roscommon Sports Partnership and Lecarrow Walking Group.

Frequent updates are being posted on the Event Facebook Page.

For more information contact Claire Kelly 086 8855476.

Register here

Darragh Kenny Memorial cycle in aid of Croí Saturday August 25th

25th August 2018 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Lecarrow, Co Roscommon

GET ON YOUR BIKE FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL DARRAGH KENNY MEMORIAL CYCLE IN AID OF CROÍ!

All Riders Are Encouraged To Fundraise As Much As They Can To Support The Fight Against Heart Disease & Stroke

Date:

Saturday August 25th 2018 @ 10am

Two Distance Options:

155KM from Lecarrow (St. Johns Community Centre at 10am)

80KM from Lecarrow (St. Johns Community Centre time to be confirmed)

This charity event is organised by friends and family of the late Darragh Kenny who suddenly passed away in January 2013. Darragh worked as a prison officer at Mountjoy Prison, and many of his colleagues joined his family and hometown friends in the inaugural memorial cycle. To date the Darragh Kenny Memorial Cycle has raised over €70,000 and in March 2014 a memorial plaque was unveiled in the Croí Courtyard Apartments as a tribute to Darragh.

Frequent updates are being posted on the Event Facebook Page.

Note: Jersey order is now closed. 

 

Register here

 

Further information contact Dermot Kelly (Lecarrow Lazers) on 086 3552969 or Liam Kenny on 086 1209134.

 

Tour de Lough Corrib

9th June 2019 8:00 am - 6:00 pm NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan

GET ON YOUR BIKE FOR CROÍ!

The 25th Tour de Lough Corrib charity cycle will take place on Sunday June 9th 2019. This fun cycling sportive is the biggest charity cycle in the West of Ireland. Cyclists will have a choice of a 45KM 80KM or a 120KM routes. Roadside assistance, support vehicles and plenty of refreshment stops will be provided on the day.

For pictures of our 2018 event held on Sunday June 10th please click here. 

This is a fundraising event, we ask participants to try and raise at least €100 (minimum €50) to help us continue our vital work in communities throughout the region. As always we have some great fundraising incentives:

FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES

€50+ We ask that all participants raise or donate a minimum of €50 to ride in the Tour de Lough Corrib Cycle. 100% goes to supporting our lifesaving work. Reach this fundraising milestone and you will also receive an exclusive Tour De Lough Corrib finsihers tshirt.

€150+ Reach this fundraising milestone and you will be rewarded with a limited edition 2018 Tour de Lough Corrib custom design limited cycling jersey and finishers tshirt.

€250+ For our elite fundraisers who reach this milestone you will be in with a chance of winning fantastic Bike Package to the value of €1,000 in addition to our limited cycling jersey and finishers t shirt.

 

 

 

 

 

45KM Route
Starting at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan, all riders will turn left onto the N59 and ride along Newcastle Road. At the Traffic lights, turn left onto the Quincentennial Bridge and follow the signs to Headford. The Route then follows onto Headford. Riders will turn at Headford and back to finish at Croí Heart and Stroke Centre. 45KM google map. 

80KM Route
Starting at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan, all riders will turn left onto the N59 and ride along Newcastle Road. At the Traffic Lights, turn left onto the Quincentennial Bridge and follow the signs to Headford. The Route then follows through Headford, onto Cong. Riders will turn at Cong and back to finish at Croí Heart and Stroke Centre. 80KM google map.

120KM Route

Starting at the NUIG Regional Sports Pavilion in Dangan, all riders will turn left onto the N59 and ride along Newcastle Road. At the Traffic Lights, turn left onto the Quincentennial Bridge and follow the signs to Headford. The Route then follows through Headford, onto Cong, Maam, Maam Cross, Oughterard, Moycullen and will finish at the Croí Heart & Stroke. 120KM google map.

Each route is fully supported with refreshment stops at Headford, Cong, Maam, Oughterard and once home to Croí House you can rest and enjoy our famous race hospitality – home baked goodies, tea, coffee and sandwiches!

 2018 Tour de Lough Corrib Cycle Jersey

 

Thank you to our title sponsor for over 20 years

 

And our associate sponsors:

New York City Marathon | Croi Heart & Stroke Charity

Berlin Marathon

16th September 2018 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Berlin, Germany

SOLD OUT!!!

We have guaranteed entry for New York City Marathon November 4th 2018 email edwina@Croi.ie for information.

We also have team running Dublin Marathon if you want to join us!

Guaranteed Berlin Marathon 2018 entry

BERLIN MARATHON WITH TEAM CROÍ IN 2018
GET YOUR PB!!

Whether you are a Rookie or a Marathon Veteran, we want you to join the Croí Marathon Team and run, jog or walk the 2018 Berlin Marathon on September 16th for an unforgettable experience.

Your Croí Berlin Marathon 2018 Tour includes:

  • Guaranteed Race Entry (via Sports Travel International)
  • Croí Branded Team Gear
  • Travel & Marathon participation insurance
  • 3 Nights twin-share Accommodation (incl. breakfast) in a centrally located 4-star hotel
  • Single rooms are available at an additional fee (limited availability)
  • Note: No race entry ony available.
  • Note: FLIGHTS ARE NOT INCLUDED.

The BMW Berlin Marathon is one of the world’s greatest marathons, with over 40,000 entries expected from 100 countries in 2018. The course is flat, traffic-free and fast – in fact the fastest course in the world. In 2014 Dennis Kimetto of Kenya broke the world record (previously set in Berlin in 2013 by Wilson Kipsang) with a new time of 2:02:57. The world record has been broken three times in Berlin in the past five years. Berlin is a World Marathon Major.

The 45th edition of the race starts at 9.15am on the six-lane Strasse des 17 Juni. The marathon is run in an average annual temperature of 13oC / 55 oF. The course takes in some of East and West Berlin’s great sights, before finishing close to the start area at the magnificent Brandenburg Gate and the Reichstag. Showers, massage and refreshments are provided at the finish area. Note: The finish line closes after 6hrs 15mins.

Walkers and runners are equally welcome on this Croí tour, as are non-running partners, family members or friends. The Berlin Marathon experience is electric and the Croí Tour comprises of a 3-night stay in a centrally located 4-star hotel, which is close to the Finish Line.

Terms and conditions apply please email edwina@croi.ie for full listing of T&C’s or call on 091 544310

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Dublin Marathon | Croi Heart & Stroke Charity

Dublin Marathon

28th October 2018 9:00 am - 6:00 pm Dublin

Whether you are a Rookie or a Seasoned Marathoner, we would love you to join our Croí Dublin Marathon Team and help raise vital funds to support our life-saving work.

The Dublin Marathon is an annual marathon taking place in Dublin, Ireland. It is held on the last Sunday in October, which is a public holiday weekend in Ireland. Held each year since 1980, the event has grown each year.

Internationally known as the ‘Friendly Marathon’, the annual Dublin Marathon takes place on Sunday 28th October 2018. The course terrain is generally flat. It starts at Fitzwilliam Square in the city centre and finishes at Merrion Square. The route meanders through the Phoenix Park and along  the historical Georgian Streets of Dublin where thousands of spectators line the streets to cheer you on every step of the way.

Join the Croí Dublin Marathon Team and receive:

  • Sponsorship Cards
  • Fundraising Support
  • Croí Technical Running T-shirt​

Fundraising For Croí 

Whether you have secured your entry already and want to start fundraising for Croí OR  if you want to secure your race entry through Croí and start fundraising, joining our Croí Dublin Marathon Team 2018 means raising vital funds to support our life saving work in the fight against heart disease & stroke.

How To Fundraise:

Online – You can simply start fundraising for Croí online on iDonate. Just simply select Dublin Marathon from our list of events and ask family and friends to support you.

Facebook – You can now set up a fundraiser via Facebook probably the easiest way to fundraise online. See our how to guide here.

Traditional – If you prefer traditional fundraising cards we can organise them for you no problem once you register with us.

How to Register – Follow the steps below:

Step 1 |  Register  – You Must officially Register Via the Dublin City Marathon Site Here: The Official Dublin City Marathon Website

Step 2 | Fundraise for Croí: Once registered with the race organisers, email or call Edwina at Croí to receive your fundraising pack!

Contact Edwina Now For More Information:

Tel – 091 544310   |   Email –  edwina@croi.ie

Croi Galway Night Run

12th October 2018 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm Salthill Promenade, Galway

WE ARE GETTING READY!! 

What: 5km Run, Jog or Walk
When: Friday 12th October 2018 @ 8pm
Where: Salthill Promenade, Galway

Registration opening September 2018

Email queries to edwina@croi.ie

Croí Night Run Friday October 12th 2018
Save the date – Croí Night Run Friday October 12th 2018