Kildare's Goal Miles venues announced

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Laura Coates


Laura Coates


Kildare's Goal Miles venues announced

Anne Maria, and Marie Crowley pictured at last year's Naas Goal Mile on Christmas morning. Photo: Tony Keane

The times and dates of this year’s Goal Miles in Kildare have been announced.

The county will host some 10 fundraising events for the aid organisation between Christmas Day and St Stephen’s Day.

The charity is encouraging members of the public to turn up and walk a mile at their preferred location, and then donate whatever they can afford to fund Goal’s work in the developing world.

The Goal Mile will take place at 120 locations across the country, and is now in its third year.

The Kildare locations and times for 2016 are as follows:

• Naas GAA Club, Sallins Road, CHRISTMAS DAY, 11am-midday.

• Manzors Car Park, Clane, STEPHENS DAY, 10am-1pm.

• St. Conleth's Community College, Station Road, CHRISTMAS DAY, 11am-1pm.

• Carton House Golf Courtyard, Maynooth, CHRISTMAS DAY, midday.

• Kingslane, Kilteel, STEPHENS DAY, 10.30am-midday.

• Le Cheile Athletic Club, Leixlip, CHRISTMAS DAY, 10am-midday.

• Johnstown Bridge GAA Grounds, Enfield, CHRISTMAS DAY, 11am-12.30pm.

• Tadgh Downey Park (Cappagh GAA and Camogie Clubs), CHRISTMAS DAY, midday - 12.30pm.

• Bishopland, Ballymore Eustace, CHRISTMAS DAY, 10.30am - 11.30pm.

• St Catherine’s Park, Leixlip, STEPHENS DAY, 11am-midday.

A Goal Mile will also be held at Blessington Community College, CHRISTMAS DAY, 12.15-1pm.