An Lu Abu team raise e1,500

AN amazing €1,500 was raised for the Oxfam Trailtrekker An Lu Abu team by table quiz held at the Joe’s clubrooms.

AN amazing €1,500 was raised for the Oxfam Trailtrekker An Lu Abu team by table quiz held at the Joe’s clubrooms.

The team was delighted with the response from sponsors and supporters. For those who haven’t had a chance to support the team yet, they can still sponsor the team online be going to www.oxfamireland.org/trailtrekker and clicking on the support a team or walker on the right hand side of the page

Brendan McKenna of the Oxfam Trailtrekker “An Lu Abu” team, presented Moira Mulligan with a €100 voucher for Darver Castle, after “The Mugs” team won on the night.

An Lu Abu comprised of Michael Kinahan, Jim Woods and Brendan McKenna, all from Dromiskin, as well as Bellurgan man Maurice Woods.

The team took part in a 50km trek which started in Newcastle and went through the Mourne mountains to Warrenpoint before taking the ferry across to Omeath.

There was great support for the team as they walked the Omeath to Carlingford stretch.

The team’ name was inspired by their mutual support for Louth GAA.

Louth GAA fans will be only too aware, that it is all too rare that they have the opportunity to cheer for a team of Louth men in the county colours, in the month of September.

So, the trekkers decided to do something about that.

They are a group of avid Louth GAA supporters and so they adopted the county name and wore the county colours with pride as they took part in the 50km Oxfam Trailtrekker on 10 September.

“Our support of the county team was one of our most common bonds, so the choice of team name was easy,” said team member Brendan McKenna.