Raphoe play out 24-hour marathon for worthy cause

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Raphoe play out 24-hour marathon for worthy cause thumbnailThe Raphoe Hockey Club on the completion of their 24-hour marathon which was held to raise funds for the Alan Patterson Trust.

THERE are still some sore legs at Raphoe Hockey Club this week as the players continue to recover from the 24-hour Hockey Marathon.

The event, which raised money for the Alan Patterson Trust, began at 6pm on Friday evening from the Royal & Prior School.

In July 2016, past player, Alan, was involved in a trampoline accident and sustained a dislocation in his neck, resulting in paralysis from the chest down.

A number of players, past and present, were involved with the match. At around the half-way mark, the Reds were leading the Whites on a scoreline of 77-71.

Cara Eaton struck the 100th goal for the Reds to make the score 100-94. One of the highlights of the event was the appearance of club legend, Billy McConnelly, who took to the field with around four hours to go.

The final score ended: Reds 157-150 Whites. A club spokesperson said: "It is a super achievement by all involved and we are super proud of each and every one of them."



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