Local GAA fan and player Ciara Lane, is from Dundalk originally and is currently living in Calgary in Canada. However last week she was flown home courtesy of Centra’s Live Well GAA Challenge competition.
Ciara took to the skies and returned home for to play in the 2016 GAA World Games, following her winning entry in the Centra Landmark Challenge.
The Landmark Challenge that Ciara won encouraged entrants to capture an image of themselves with their hurl in front of their local landmark, with the winner receiving flights home to reunite a dedicated hurling fan with their family, friends and their love of hurling! Centra’s competition sparked a furore of entries from around the world, with Ciara’s breath-taking image of herself and her hurl in the Rocky Mountains stealing the show.
Along with the opportunity to watch the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship live in action, Ciara also took part in the 2016 GAA World Games in UCD this week representing Western Canada.
Speaking about returning home Ciara Lane commented; “I am absolutely delighted to have returned home this week.
“I hadn’t been back for over a year and I am thrilled to be reunited with all my family and friends.
“I have lived in Canada for almost five years but my love of the sport has never dwindled and I’m currently playing camogie and football for the Calgary Chieftains. I’d like to thank Centra for bringing me home,
“I never thought entering a photo on Facebook would result in this fantastic experience!”
These #LiveWell Challenges, which were launched at the start of the Championship season, are encouraging the nation to pick up a hurl, test their skills and upload their entries online in order to win superb prizes.
There are just two challenges remaining:
1. The Centra Hurling Tricks Challenge – there’s no rules to this challenge, just show us your best hurling skills! The more creative the better. The best video will win tickets to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship final. Open for entries until 27th August