PRESS RELEASE March 23rd, 2006

Push for the GAA & Guide Dogs!

In a unique move, Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA Club are undertaking a major charity walk and giant dog push through the South and East of Ireland during Easter. In conjunction with fundraising for their own development plan they are also seeking to raise much needed funds for Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind. Clonoulty-Rossmore Parish is in a unique situation in that it has two guide dog partnerships within the boundaries of one rural parish.This eye-catching fun event will take place over five days, starting on Easter Thursday and covering a large swathe of the country, from Cork & Kerry to Limerick and on to Dublin via Tipperary, Waterford, Laois & Kildare, finishing up in Blanchardstown on Easter Sunday. The event will start from IGDB’s National Headquarters & Training Centre on Model Farm Rd in Cork.

This fundraising drive is hoped to attract considerable public support. Over 100 volunteers from Clonoulty-Rossmore GAA Club will form enthusiastic teams in pushing the giant dog, be sure and give them a cheer as they pass!

For further information on the route and event contact Michael Heffernan Chairman of Clonoulty/Rossmore GAA Club on 086 2502771. Paddy Bourke Secretary 087-2558413 Pat Fogarty PRO 087-9515855

Route for Saturday April 8th

Clonoulty Tipperary town Cahir Clonmel Fethard Killenaule Cashel Thurles

Thursday April 13th

Ballincollig Cork City Middleton Youghal Waterford City Fermoy Mitchelstown

Friday April 14th

Tralee Castleisland Limerick City Nenagh Roscrea Mountrath Mountmellick Tullamore Mullingar Portlaoise

Saturday April 15th

Kilkenny Castlecomer Carlow Castledermot Athy Newbridge Kilcullen Naas

Sunday April 16th

Kill Rathcoole Clondalkin Tallagh /Rathfarnmam Dundrum Lucan Blanchardstown Drumcondra

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