A NOVEL 24-hour football fundraiser is taking place next week.
The continuous 24-hour 5-a-side football marathon will get underway at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 19, and continue through to 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 20, at Ballyheane Community Astroturf Pitch.
The event is being held to raise much needed funds to allow Aisling McDonagh, from Castlebar, to receive treatment abroad for lyme disease.
There is currently no further treatment available to help Aisling in Ireland so her family and friends are trying to raise some money to help get her back on her feet and back to the life she deserves to be living (check out her story on her fundraising page: https://www.gofundme.com/aisling-mcdonagh-lyme-disease-fund).
The football tournament is open to all - young and not so young, whether you would like to take part or cheer everyone on - the more the merrier!
Contact Micheál Fadden on 087-6652225 or Wally McEvilly on 087-2262289 if you would like to take part as an individual or a team and book your slot. You can also send a message via the Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GuesstheGoals/?eid=ARBiLGDcQMOOiKKNBdfn5UM7FEecuN2a8r1v1TUqYkDrG0013bnNdDWHhUbxQcvAP1zPg9t_FtVWtHHt
There's also great prizes up for grabs if you can guess the number of goals that will be scored over the 24 hours. Top prize is a €500 One4All voucher, second is a 32” LG LED TV, and third is a €100 Elverys Voucher.
Again, full entry details (€5 a guess or three for €10) are on the Facebook page.