On Saturday the 18th July next, Darragh Sloyan’s many friends in Kiltimagh GAA Club will be running a fund raising event in the support of the “Sloyan-Family-Support”.

The event is called “Solo for Moses” and it will involve players from our Men’s and Ladies’ Senior teams soloing a ball over a route of just over 5km, every hour on the hour, for 24 hours

Darragh was a very valued member of Kiltimagh GAA Club but he also played senior football with Castlebar Mitchels and, then when the family settled in Breaffy,  that became the family’s Club and his children are proud members of Breaffy GAA Club.

All of us in Kiltimagh, Mitchels and Breaffy and, indeed the wider GAA Community, have fond memories of Darragh who was a larger than life character both on and off the field and very popular with all who knew him.

All 3 Clubs are supporting the “Sloyan-Family-Support” effort and we will all be coming together to run events in support of this over the next couple of months.

We do want to stress that the “Solo for Moses”, while being organised by Darragh’s friends and teammates in Kiltimagh GAA Club, is very much a Community event and we really hope that as many people as possible, no matter where they hail from, will support this event and participate on the day, whether it is to solo, run, stroll or walk along the route.

It will be running from 12 noon on Saturday until 12 noon on Sunday so there will be plenty of opportunity to join in. We invite Players and members of any GAA Club to join us on the day to lend their support to this worthy cause

In order to ensure that proper social distancing is maintained at all times, participants are asked to contact either Ronan Malee (087) 7644489; Conor Heneghan (085) 1428450 or Eoghan Lavin (086) 3560564 in advance to let him know that you intend to take part so you can be given a suitable slot as we need to make sure that there won’t be too many people out at any one time.

Anyone wishing to support the family should do so through the dedicated Facebook/Instagram page or through the website directly www.idonate.ie/sloyansupport. If people are unable to contribute that way, then they can donate through the Club on the day and the Club will pass any money collected on to the fund.

However, it is important to stress that it is open to everyone to participate in this event on the 18th July next regardless of whether they are in a position to contribute or not.