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Looking to do a GOAL mile this year? Here are your options across the country

Twenty-nine counties have events on during the festive period.

Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

THE GOAL MILE has become a festive tradition for tens of thousands of people across the country.

The 35th edition of the event, which raises funds for GOAL’s programmes in the developing world, will take place at more than 100 venues in cities, towns and villages across the country over the next few weeks.

Participants run or walk a mile and make a donation to the charity and since the inception of the GOAL mile, millions of euro have been raised.

There are 29 counties hosting GOAL miles, here are the details.


December 25: St Colmgalls Primary School, 9:45am-10:30am; Cherryvale Playing Fields, Ravenhill Road, Belfast, 10am-11am


December 25: St Laurence O’Toole Athletic Club, Askea (beside Askea Church), 11am
December 26: Palatine GFC, 11am


December 26: Fay GAA Park, Ballyjamesduff, 1.30pm-3.30pm


December 25: The Fairgreen, Ennis (St Joseph’s Hospital side entrance), 11am-1pm


December 25: Cork IT, Oldtown, Bishopstown, 10:30am-12:30pm; Doneraile Park, Doneraile, 10am-12pm; St Catherine’s GAA, Ballynoe, 10:30am-12pm


December 26: Derry, Sainsburys Car Park, 12pm


December 25: Mountcharles Pier, Shoreline, 12pm-2pm
December 26: Narin Beach, Donegal, 12pm; Downings GAA Grounds, 12pm


December 25: Burren GAA Grounds, Warrenpoint, 11am-1pm


December 24: Morton Stadium, Santry, Christmas Eve, 10:30am-12pm
December 25: Tallaght Athletic Club, Greenhills Road, 9.30am-12pm; St Anne’s Park, Raheny (St Paul’s entrance), 11am; Shanganagh Park, Shankill, 9:30am; Kilbogget Park, Killiney/Ballybrack, 10am-12pm; Irishtown Stadium, 10am-12pm; Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road, 10:30am-12pm; Malahide Castle, Back Road, Car Park, 11am; Popes Cross, Phoenix Park, 10:30am-midday; Lucan Harriers AC, 10am-12pm
December 26: Porterstown Park, 11am-1pm; Corkagh Park Car Park, Clondalkin (meet at main car park), 12pm; Wildgeese GAA Club, Oldtown, 12pm; Terenure College, 11am-12:30pm
January 1: Skerries Rugby Club, 12:30pm-2pm


December 25: The Dangan Running Track, NUIG Campus, 10am-1pm; St Jarlath’s College, 11am-12:30pm; Opposite Texaco Garage, An Spideal, 12.15pm
January 14: Athenry, 11am


December 25: Faungorth Activity Centre, Kenmare, 10am-12pm; Castleisland Athletic Track, 10:30am-12:30pm; The Dragon’s Den, Intermediate School, Killorglin, 10:30am-12:30pm; Deenagh Lodge, Killarney, 10am-12:30pm; South Kerry Sports Centre, Cahersiveen, 10am-11am


December 25: Naas GAA Club, Sallins Road, 11am-12pm; St Conleth’s Community College, Station Road, 11am-1pm; Carton House Golf Courtyard, Maynooth, 12pm; Le Cheile Athletic Club, Leixlip, 10-12pm; Johnstown Bridge GAA Grounds, Enfield, 11am-12.30pm; Tadgh Downey Park (Cappagh GAA and Camogie Clubs), 12pm-12:30pm; Bishopland, Ballymore Eustace, 10.30am-11.30am
December 26: Manzors Car Park, Clane, 10am-1pm; Kingslane, Kilteel, 10:30am-12pm; St Catherine Park, Leixlip, 11am-12pm


December 25: Market Street, Thomastown, 12pm


December 25: Oakvale Woods, Strand Valley (near Windy Gap), 10am-12pm; Portarlington GAA Grounds, Canal Road, 11am-11:30am

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January 1: Boornacoola GAA Ground, 2pm


December 25: Crecora GAA Pitch, 12pm; University of Limerick Athletics Track, 11am-1pm; Ballybrown Community Resource Centre, 12pm


December 25: Connolly Barracks, 12pm
December 26: Church Hall/Grounds, Strokestown, 2pm


December 25: Dunleer AC Track, 11am-12pm; Dundalk DKIT, 10am-11am
December 26: St Feichins GAA Grounds, Beaulieu, Termonfeckin, 11am-12pm; Bush Athletic Track, Home of Glenmore AC, 11am-12pm


December 25: Belleek Woods, Ballina, 11am-12.30pm; Lough Lannaghs Car Park, Castlebar, 11:30am


December 25: Athboy (outside Darnley Lodge Hotel), 10.15am; Gael Colmcille GAA Grounds, Grangegodden, Athboy Road, Kells, 11am-12pm; Claremont Athletic Club Stadium, Navan, 10-11.30am; Kiltale GAA Club, Kiltale, 11am-12pm; Baconstown GAA Pitch, Enfield, 12pm-1pm; St Colmcille’s GAA Grounds, Bettytown, 11am
December 26: St Patricks GAA Grounds, Stamullen, 11am


December 26: Beech Hill College, Monaghan Town, 12pm; Carrick Aces Running Track, 11am, Latton GAA Club, 11am


December 25: Tullamore Harriers Running Ground, 10am-12pm; Emmet Square, Birr, 1pm-1:30pm; Derry Rovers AFC, 11am-1pm


December 25: Padraig Pearse’s GAA Club, Creagh, Ballinasloe, 11:30am-1:30pm


December 25: The Golf Club, Rosses Point, 3pm-3:30pm
December 27: Athletics Track in Sligo IT, 12pm-1pm


December 25: Townhall Fethard (Tolsil), 12pm; Moyglass Sports and Leisure Centre, 11am; Borrisokane AC, 10am, Tipperary Town Hills, 11am-12pm; Ormonde Castle, Carrick-on-Suir (Carrick Runners GOAL Mile), 11am


December 26: The Square, Portlaw, 11am


December 25: Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Grounds, 10:30am-12:30pm; Multyfarnham, Local Park, 12pm
December 26: Castledaly GAA Grounds, Westmeath, 12pm-2pm


December 26: The Quay Front, Wexford Town, 11am
January 1: Duncannon Beach, 12.30pm


December 25: Blessington Community College, 12.15pm-1pm; Ashford GAA Grounds, centre of Ashford Village, 10am-11am
December 26: Askanagap (outside Aughrim), 10am-12pm
January 1: Murphy’s Hotel Tinahely, 12pm

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