Dublin football star, Jack McCaffrey, is encouraging both young and old to get involved in this year’s GOAL Mile over Christmas and the New Year period.
The charity’s long standing ‘Miles’ will once again offer people an opportunity to have fun and to help raise money and awareness for some of GOAL’s most vital programmes in the developing world.
Now in its 36th year, the GOAL Miles regularly attract tens of thousands of participants each year. More than 130 Miles will be held across the country over the festive period, confirming the ever-growing popularity of the event.
The three-time all-Ireland football winner McCaffrey is particularly encouraging families to make sure their children take part in their local event.
“Anyone, no matter their age or fitness level, can take part in a GOAL Mile, but the individual events become very special when lots of children participate,” he said. “Not only are young boys and girls exercising and having fun, but they are also learning about – and helping – children in other parts of the world who may be suffering because of hunger, disease or conflict.”
Miles will be held at 18 locations across Dublin this year: at Popes Cross, Phoenix Park, on Christmas Day from 10:30am-12pm; at Lucan Harriers AC, on Christmas Day, from 10am-12pm; at Malahide Castle, on Christmas Day at 11am; at Skerries Rugby Club on New Year’s Day from 12:30pm-2pm; at Corkagh Park Car Park, Clondalkin on St Stephen’s Day at 12pm; at Round Tower GAA Club on St Stephen’s Day at 10.30am; at Wildgeese GAA Club, Oldtown on St Stephen’s Day at 12pm; at Shanganagh Park, Shankill, on Christmas Day at 9:30am; at St Anne’s Park, Raheny on Christmas Day at 11am; at Kilbogget Park, Killiney/Ballybrack, on Christmas Day from 10am-12pm; at Irishtown Stadium on Christmas Day from 10am-12pm; at Porterstown Park on St Stephen’s Day from 11am-1pm; at Tallaght Athletic Club, Greenhills Road, on Christmas Day, from 9.30am-12pm; at Terenure College on St Stephen’s Day from 11am-12:30pm; at CLG Naomh Jude on New Year’s Day from 12- 2pm; at Blackrock RFC, Stradbrook, on St Stephen’s Day from 1pm-2pm; at St. Raphaela’s School on Christmas Day from 10:30am-12pm; and at Herbert Park on St. Stephen’s Day from 10:30am-12pm;
To find a GOAL Mile near you, please visit www.goalglobal.org.