Adapted from the Guardian Newspaper:
8 teams will battle it out against each other in a bid to become Monageer/Boolavogue’s biggest loser for 2017. The teams are all based on the townslands in Monageer and Boolavogue, made up of both men and women of ages, shapes and sizes. The biggest loser is the clubs biggest fundraiser each year, and also raises the profile of the club, and allows new people an opportunity to become involved. The competition kicks off in Monageer, in the GAA Complex with weigh-ins starting at 8pm. From then onwards, the floodlights in the pitch will be on every evening from 5pm to 10pm for people to exercise in safety. There will also be circuit training every friday night at 8pm for all participants. The first event will take place on the 5th of February, the bog run. The next event will be the cycle on the 19th. There are two options, a 16km option and a 40 km option. The final event is then on the 5th of march with the 8km run/walk, starting at the church in Boolavogue and finishing in the GAA complex in Monageer. There will also be a 2km walk option. Finally then, the final weigh in will take place on March 10th, with the winners being announced in the Harrow pub on the 11th of march.
The team leaders for this year are:
Knockduff/Clondaw – Colin Hawkins
Crane/Tomsollagh Lower – Colm O Loughlin
Killabeg/Solsborogh/Tomsollagh Upper – Chris Daly
Monageer/Ballysimon – Stephen Murphy
Ballymotey/Kilpierce/Coolgarrow/Ballymurtagh – Peter Mernagh
Knocknaskeaugh/Tinnacross/Oulartard – Orla Gahan and Breda Sweeney
Carrigeen/Ballycarrigeen – Morgan Gahan
Boolavogue and surrounds – Niall Finn
Each leader will be in contact with their team over the coming days. If you are not on a team and would like to be on one, please contact Mary Carton on 0879569533, all are welcome to participate. Each team will be running their own fundraisers over the course of the next few weeks. Please support the efforts of all participants, in their quest to become the Biggest Loser.