Rasharkin’s Dylan runs to Support Mental Health Awareness

St. Mary’s GAC Rasarkin’s Dylan O’Doherty has just completed a 48 mile run to raise money for Mental Health Awareness. Dylan ran 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. In total he ran 48 miles, with other senior players taking turns to accompany him, observing social distancing. He has raised almost £2500 so far with the total still rising, for Action Mental Health.

Dylan O’Doherty began his run on May 8th at 8pm. He began his 4x4x48 challenge to raise money for action mental health. Basically running 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. Completing 48 miles in total. He estimated his 4 miles run would take 36 minutes giving him 3 hours and 24 minutes to recover and prepare for the next. All donations appreciated! Give what you can, thanks.

Meanwhile the St. Mary’s club held their first zoom online bingo at the weekend. Some of their members had been missing their weekly Monday night session at Dreen so the club brought it to their homes! No fee was asked for but participants were encouraged to make donations towards Senior footballer Dylan O’Doherty’s running challenge for Mental Health Awareness.

The zoom online bingo, was the idea of the club’s chairman, Thomas Doherty. This was to help the community who were used to coming to Dreen every Monday night for their weekly fix of bingo. This was the first time some of the community had seen each other during recent times via the zoom technology. With the help of resident bingo caller & club committee member, Odhran Darragh, the evening went well with 50 players online.

To date Dylan has raised nearly £2500 for Action Mental Health. To donate to this very worthwhile charity go to Dylan O’Doherty JustGiving page or follow the link on the St. Mary’s GAC facebook page.


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