Public urged to support Road to Rio golf classic

AN Riocht Athletic Club founder member and driving force, Joe Walsh is reminding people of the club's fundraising 'Road To Rio Golf Classic' on Wednesday June 11, at the Castleisland Golf Club.

There is a fundamental goal behind the event. An Ríocht currently has two national champions whose dreams of participating in the Olympics are now well within their sights but they need financial assistance to get there.

"With two of our club athletes on the brink of international success it would be against our philosophy at An Ríocht to allow them fall through the cracks of a flawed system," said Mr. Walsh.

"As these athletes compete year in year out for our club, it is our responsibility to do our utmost to ensure that their talent is nurtured correctly, that they can train efficiently and to the best of their abilities and be given every opportunity to be the best that they can be," he added.

"With that we launch the An Ríocht- Road to Rio project, a high performance funding for our club athletes who are competing in elite circles and who we feel can continue to do so,"

The big event is on today week, Wednesday, June 11, at Castleisland Golf Club. If Joe Walsh says it's going to be 'a great day' - you'd better believe it.

Joe Walsh can be contacted on 087-9088687 or 066-7141633.