Friday, December 18, 2020

Ciarán McEvoy and Frank Flanagan at Rathleague Gym in Portlaoise, announcing details of the Duck Race Fundraiser on St Stephen’s Day.

PORTLAOISE GAA Club will be holding a Duck Race on St Stephen’s day, Saturday 26 December. The initiative is being held to raise funds for the redevelopment and revamp of the Portlaoise GAA gym in Rathleague.

The Duck Race is being held at 11am on Saturday on the Triogue River in Portlaoise.

Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions, the event may be watched live-streamed on the Portlaoise GAA Facebook page.

Organisers and Laois hurlers, Ciarán ‘Maka’ McEvoy and Frank Flanagan said: “We are very grateful to those who have bought tickets already. Our gym in Rathleague is in desperate need of a makeover, so any monies raised will help us enormously.”

Competition is fierce between people to be crowned the Duck Race Champion of 2020. Tickets cost just €5 and the first prize is €500 with nine more cash prizes up for grabs in the final race.

“We’d like to thank the other organisers involved including Crocky Maher, Cathal Duggan, Kieran Lillis, Paddy Downey, Anna Fitzgibbon and Grainne Moran,” said McEvoy and Flanagan.

People can buy their duck via the following link:

People can also buy a ticket in Downey’s, Portlaoise or by contacting anyone involved in the club.

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