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. However, a group of avid Louth GAA supporters will be wearing the county colours with pride when they take part in the 50km Oxfam Trailtrekker next Saturday 10 September.
And they are looking for your support. The team named “An Lu Abu” is comprised of Michael Kinahan, Jim Woods and Brendan McKenna, all from Dromiskin, as well as Bellurgan man Maurice Woods.
The Oxfam Ireland Trailtrekker event is now in it’s third year. This year, there was a 50km option added and this is the route that the “An Lu Abu” team will be taking on. The 50km trek also starts out in Newcastle with entrants trekking 37km through the Mourne mountains to Warrenpoint, before taking a ferry across to Omeath, with the final stretch in county Louth.
People can help in a number of ways.
By going to www.oxfamireland.org/trailtrekker people can find the teams or walkers they wish to support and sponsor them.
Oxfam are still looking for volunteers to help out along the Omeath to Carlingford stretch, so if you fancy finding out more about this, there are also details on the link above.