Hitting the road for Murhur

THEY'RE lacing up the walking boots in Moyvane this week for a new fundraiser aiming to establish a Gaelic football pitch for the local school.

Murhur National School in the heart of the village is set on opening a new chapter for its sporting facilities in the guise of a spanking new pitch at the rear of the building.

But it requires the support of the entire community and that's why the school is calling on everyone to get out and active for the big fundraiser.

Taking place on Sunday, September 29, at 1pm (with registration starting at the sportsfield at 12noon) it will offer participants a choice of two routes - a 5km and a 10km. The good news is you don't have to be a top athlete to take part as you can simply walk it.

The health benefits for participants will be mirrored by the benefits for pupils down the road as teacher Tara Mulvihill explained.

"The Gaelic football pitch will be a great amenity for the pupils. It will aid their football development along with providing an excellent outlet for physical education during the school year."

But it's not just the school that will benefit.

"We believe the pitch will be of great benefit to the GAA in the parish," event organiser Eddie Bowler said.

"This facility will help to enhance Moyvane's proud football tradition by ensuring our footballers of the future are introduced to the foundations of the game at an early age. We would ask the community to get behind us on this project and come along on the day for a fun family day out!" Eddie urged.