A group of friends, players, mentors and teammates from Ballyhaunis GAA Club  have organised a unique fundraising event which will take place in March, to support two charities, the Mayo-Roscommon Hospice Foundation and the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Launched at Croke Park, by RTE’s Jacqui Hurley, CEO of the Gaelic Players Association, Tom Parsons and former Mayo footballer Keith Higgins, the Hurling for Hope fundraiser will see Keith along with his clubmates “solo” a hurling ball from Castlebar to Roscommon.

The challenge will begin at the Mayo Hospice in Castlebar and will go via Claremorris, Ballyhaunis and Castlerea before finishing at the Roscommon Hospice in Roscommon, covering a total distance of 100kms.

The players will be joined by a number of current and past GAA players along the route.

The event will take place over four days commencing on Wednesday 23rd March and finishing on Saturday 26th March. 

 Donations can be made at www.idonate.ie/hurlingforhope