Marathon Match Thanks

Wednesday December 21st 2016

We have been truly overwhelmed by the positive response from the public to our Marathon Match in partnership with Cancer Focus NI.
Thanks so much to the players for their amazing fundraising efforts and to all of the generous individuals who have sponsored and supported them. We are so grateful to the players for their unwavering commitment to this community challenge and world record attempt.

19 December 2016 - Players getting ready for the 24-hour GAA match to be played on January 7 and 8 at the GAA's Garvaghey Centre in Tyrone, which is hoped to break the Guinness World Record for the longest game of Gaelic football. Picture by Cliff Donaldson

19 December 2016 – Players getting ready for the 24-hour GAA match to be played on January 7 and 8 at the GAA’s Garvaghey Centre in Tyrone, which is hoped to break the Guinness World Record for the longest game of Gaelic football. Picture by Cliff Donaldson

Thanks to the wonderful people who have committed their time to volunteering at the match. The event wouldn’t happen without you!

19 December 2016 - John McAreavey, Kieran Kennedy, from O'Neills, Kelley Faye, SINI, Roisin Foster, CEO of Cancer Focus NI, and Tyrone manager Mickey Hart got their torches out at last night's player launch of the 24-hour GAA marathon match to be played on January 7 and 8 at the GAA's Garvaghey Centre in Tyrone, which is hoped to break the Guinness World Record for the longest game of Gaelic football. Picture by Cliff Donaldson

19 December 2016 – John McAreavey, Kieran Kennedy, from O’Neills, Kelley Faye, SINI, Roisin Foster, CEO of Cancer Focus NI, and Tyrone manager Mickey Hart got their torches out at last night’s player launch of the 24-hour GAA marathon match to be played on January 7 and 8 at the GAA’s Garvaghey Centre in Tyrone, which is hoped to break the Guinness World Record for the longest game of Gaelic football. Picture by Cliff Donaldson


We would also like to extend our thanks to anyone who has offered sponsorship, support and advice during the preparation process.

Go raibh míle maith agaibh!