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Drumragh’s Todds Leap Solo Run Receives Huge Boost.

Thursday 18.08.2011
Team Talk Mag
Club


Bill Cullen, of Bill Cullen Motor Group and star of TV3’s “The Apprentice” gets his hands on the ball to help Drumragh GFC with their epic task of soloing a football 115 miles from their home ground at Clanabogan outside Omagh to Croke Park.
“Ireland is a fantastic country. We are full of innovators and lateral thinkers who have the ambition and foresight to think big,” said Bill.
“Sporting organisations, just like businesses, have to be clever to survive, and it is these survival instincts that bring out the very best in us Irish people. I’m delighted to support Drumragh in their aims to develop their own club and in their efforts to help The Michaela Foundation.”
Gerry McGurgan, Drumragh’s event coordinator, said: “We thank Bill Cullen and his team for sponsoring the support and transfer vehicles. This is a huge logistical challenge for us and we couldn’t do it without the generosity of people like Bill.
Not only will he donate the vehicles for the event he also has pledged his support for the Michaela Foundation.
We will make our way down the N2 through the towns and villages en route and we ask everyone to come out and support us over that weekend. All of the monies we collect will go in their entirety to The Michaela Foundation. If you can help out in any way we’d be delighted to hear from you.”
Drumragh’s Great Todds Leap Solo Run kicks off on Saturday August 27. Thirty hours later it will arrive in time for the All-Ireland semi-final on Sunday August 28 where one ball will be carried for 30 hours, over 115 miles by 150 runners through 36,000 solos.

More information at greatsolorun.nettoddsleap.com and on Facebook.
Pictured are (from left) Gerry McGurgan, Drumragh GFC, Bill Cullen, Bill Cullen Motors, and John McManus, Drumragh GFC outside Croke Park.

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