Charity run to raise funds for Sunshine Children’s Ward

Hurley_Hoey_Launch20140125-012_sTHE Sunshine Children’s Ward at the University Hospital Limerick will benefit from a charity run/walk this weekend which encourages participants to ‘run in memory of your loved ones’.

The Hurley/ Hoey 10km charity event takes place this Saturday, March 8 about 2km outside Ennis off the M18 Limerick bypass in Gurteen, Doora. Corresponding events will also take place on the same day in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Northampton, Brussels and Los Angeles.

Last year over 2,000 participants took part in the run helping raising €28,000 for The Sunshine Children’s Ward at the University Hospital Limerick and St Anne’s Special Needs School in Ennis. This year, Headway Mid-West, which supports people with acquired brain injuries will be added to the event’s list of benefactors.

The run was set up in memory of both Ger Hoey and Eilish Hurley, prominent members of St Joseph’s Doora Barelfield GAA club.

Event committee member Seanie McMahon commented; “When we first gathered together to discuss the event we were just focussed on making sure that whatever we did would make Ger and Eilish proud and cherish their memories.”

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“We were also conscious though that our club had also lost some very special younger members and the ‘run in memory of your loved ones’ was about making sure that everyone could be included and cherish the memory of their loved one,” Seanie explains.

The Hurley/Hoey 10km Run takes place this Saturday, March 8. Entry fee is €20 for adults, €10 for students and free to enter for under 18s. For more details log onto