• Croi the Irish Heart & Stroke charity is giving people the chance to win a limited edition Croi Mayo Jersey.

    The Mayo senior football team wore the special ‘one-off’ jersey carrying Croí’s logo for their National League match against Kerry at Elverys MacHale Park which incidentally was their last outing.

    The heart and stroke charity is one of Mayo GAA's two health partners for 2020 (along with Mindspace Mayo).

    To be in with a chance of winning a signed limited edition Croí Mayo GAA jersey, and to support Crói in the process, visit before noon this Friday, May 15.

    Croí’s ‘Third Age Mayo’ project is aimed at getting people aged 55 years and older to be more aware of the need to take ownership of their cardiovascular health.

  • The heart and stroke charity CROI has scooped three top awards for Irish Healthcare this week.

    Among its prize-winning projects was a student research study on the effects of severe obesity as a barrier to travel.

    CROI CEO Neil Johnson says their efforts in the West of Ireland, support people struggling to make a transition to a healthy lifestyle.

  • Ireland West Airport has announced that Croí, Hope House and The Jack and Jill Foundation have been selected by airport staff as its charity partners for 2019.

    A number of events will take place during the course of 2019 which will engage passengers and staff with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the three charities. The headline event for 2019 will again be the annual 5k runway fun run sponsored by Portwest, which will take place on the runway at Ireland West Airport on Saturday March 30th at 5pm.

    This year will be a particularly memorable year for the Runway run as it will be the last time a run will take place on the current runway which is due to be resurfaced in May 2019. To celebrate there will be a number of prizes on the day with a chance for participants to win flights to Barcelona,and Bristol.

    Entry to the event costs €20 per adult and €5 for under-16’s. A special family rate of €40 will be available for families of 2 adults and 2 kids.  All participants will receive a race t-shirt and complimentary car parking and refreshments at the airport will be provided on the day.

    Participants can sign up and find more information by visiting The number of participants is restricted and those interested are advised to register early to avoid disappointment. 

    Launching the charities of the year programme for 2019 Joe Gilmore, Managing Director, Ireland West Airport said “We are delighted to be partnering with three great new charities in 2019. This is the fourth year of our Staff Charity programme which has to date raised almost €100,000 for Irish charities.

  • Over 1,000 people are expected to take part in the Ireland West Airport charity 5k runway run this evening. 

    The event gets underway at 5pm, and all proceeds raised go towards the airport's three nominated charities for 2019 - Hope House, Croi and the Jack & Jill Foundation. 

    There are also prizes of free flights and hotel breaks on offer for some of the participants. 

    This is the last time a run will take place on the current runway at Knock Airport, as it's due to be resurfaced in the coming months.