50KM Challenge nears €40,000

Sligo Rovers 50KM Challenge is now almost at €40,000.

Over 200 supporters in Ireland and abroad are now completing the Challenge and raising money for the club.

Donations can be made by those not interested or not able to participate in the Challenge by clicking the below link:


Just some of the stories include supporter Eamonn Maye taking part from Buenos Aires in Argentina and the McCallion Family, from Strandhill completing their Challenge both here and abroad with Mark McCallion getting kilometres in in Laos in South-East Asia.

The Kearins Family were shown their support when their relation Laura Kearins from New York sent a video message all the way from the American City over the weekend in her Sligo Rovers jersey.

Shane White is competing in the Leeds Marathon in May and is using the 50KM Challenge to train himself in ahead of the big race.

Niall Curneen completed the Carney half marathon at the weekend, taking him over his 50KM target already.

Shaun Dunne from The Bit O’ Red Supporters Trust walked to and from The Showgrounds on Easter Monday from his home in Ballisodare with around 16KM completed on his activity.

Gurteen native Michael Doddy completed a massive 50KM in less than 50 hours between Easter Sunday and Monday. A huge achievement for Michael and just one of the many ways people are using the Challenge to come up with fresh ideas around completing their 50 kilometres.

Gary and Saoirse Kilcullen from Oakfield are doing it their own way. The father and daughter combination are heading to the Sports Complex to complete 2,000 lengths of the swimming pool which equates to 50KM.

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A huge thanks to all those involved and to everyone who has donated so far.