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GOAL Ambassadors out of the Traps for the GOAL Mile 2019


December 13, 2019 • 5 min read

GOAL Mile 2019 launch with Ambassadors Ciara Mageean, Jenny Murphy and Paul Howard.

A record number of people are expected to take part in Ireland’s favourite festive fundraiser, the GOAL Mile, which takes place in centres across the country over the Christmas period.

Paul Howard gets ready for the GOAL Mile with help from Saoirse and Rossa Moore.

Now in its 38th year, the GOAL Mile is one of Ireland’s largest and longest-running annual fundraising events and organisers revealed today that they are expecting a record number of people to take part this year. They emphasised people can chose to walk, run or jog the mile.

The GOAL Mile is steeped in tradition for people who build in a GOAL Mile as part of their Christmas routine and this year new GOAL Miles have been added around the country. For example Ciara Mageean has set up a new GOAL Mile in her hometown of Portaferry to raise funds for GOAL’s work in 13 countries around the world.


Last year GOAL reached more than 5.5 million people in need, helped by the €250,000 raised from the 2018 GOAL Mile. GOAL’s work includes supporting

those displaced by the ongoing conflict in Syria; running nutrition programmes saving the lives of infants under six months in refugee camps in Ethiopia and providing ongoing emergency response to thousands of people affected by Cyclone Idai in Zimbabwe.


All GOAL Miles are listed here and below with dates and times. You can also get a free GOAL Mile 2019 t-shirt by registering for the GOAL Mile in advance.

GOAL Mile by County:


Christmas Day:

  • St Comgalls Primary School 9.45am
  • Cherryvale Playing Fields, Ravenhill Road, Belfast 10am – 1pm


Little Saoirse Moore 7yrs puts hats on GOAL ambassadors, Rugby international, Jenny Murphy and middle distance running champion, Ciara Mageean at the launch the of this years GOAL mile in the iconic Irishtown Stadium in Dublin.

Christmas Day:

  • St Laurence O’Toole Athletic Club, Askea (beside Askea Church) 11am

St Stephen’s Day:

  • Palatine GFC 11am


St. Stephen’s Day

  • Fay GAA Park, Ballyjamesduff 1.30pm – 3.30pm


Christmas Day:

  • The Fairgreen, Ennis (St Joseph’s Hospital side entrance) 11am
  • Clonlara GAA Club – Doonass Pitch 9am
  • Cratloe 10.30 – 11.30am



Christmas Day:

  • Doneraile Park, Doneraile 10am – 12pm
  • Cork IT, Oldtown, Bishoptown 10.30am – 12pm
  • St Catherine’s GAA, Ballynoe 10:30am – 12pm

New Year’s Day:

  • Kanturk 11am


St. Stephen’s Day:

  • Derry, Sainsburys Car Park Boxing Day 12pm


Christmas Day:

  • Mountcharles Pier, Shoreline 12pm-2pm


Christmas Day

Portaferry GAC 10am-12pm


December 18th

  • National Indoor Arena 5pm-8pm

December 21st:

  • Suttonians RFC, Sutton 10am-11am

Christmas Eve:

  • Morton Stadium, Santry Christmas Eve 10am-12pm

Christmas Day:

  • Irishtown Stadium 10am-12pm
  • Kilbogget Park, Killiney/Ballybrack 10am-12pm
  • Eamonn Ceannt Park, Sundrive Road 10:30am-12.30pm
  • Shanganagh Park, Shankill 9:30am
  • Raphaela’s School Christmas Day 10:30am – 12pm
  • Tallaght Athletic Club, Greenhills Road CHRISTMAS DAY 9.30am-12pm
  • Malahide Castle, Back Road, Car Park 11am
  • Papal Cross, Phoenix Park 10:30am-12pm
  • Lucan Harriers AC- 10am – 12pm
  • St Anne’s Park, Raheny (St Paul’s entrance) 11am

St Stephen’s Day:

  • Herbert Park 10:00am- 12pm
  • Blackrock RFC, Stradbrook 10am-2pm
  • Corkagh Park Car Park, Clondalkin (meet at main car park) 12pm
  • Porterstown Park 11am
  • Terenure College St Stephen’s Day 11am – 12.30pm
  • Marlay Park 11am-1pm

New Year’s Day

  • Skerries Rugby Club 12:30pm-2pm


Christmas Day

  • The Dangan Running Track, NUIG Campus 10am-1pm
  • Merlin Woods, City Park, Deochuisce Village 11am
  • Spiddal (Across from Texaco garage) 12pm


Christmas Day

  • CastleIsland Athletic Track 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Kenmare GAA Grounds 10am – 12pm
  • Listowel Community center 11am
  • Deenagh Lodge, Killarney 10am – 12.30pm
  • The Dragon’s Den, Intermediate School, Killorglin 10am – 12.30pm
  • Tarbert 9am


  • Naas GAA Club, Sallins Road 11am-12pm
  • Conleth’s Community College, Station Road 11.00 am- 1.00pm
  • Johnstown Bridge GAA Grounds 11am -12:30pm
  • The North Kildare Rugby club 11:30am
  • Carton House Golf Courtyard, Maynooth 12pm

St. Stephen’s Day

  • Manzors Car Park, Clane 10am – 1pm
  • Clogherinkoe/Broadford GAA 12pm
  • Bishopland, Ballymore Eustace 10:30am
  • Le Cheile Athletic Club, Leixlip 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Kingslane, Kilteel 10.30am – 12pm
  • Allenwood Cross 10am-12pm

New Year’s Day

  • Kildare St Catherine Park, Leixlip 11am-12pm


Christmas Day

  • Kilkenny Market Street, Thomastown 11.15am


Christmas Day

  • Oakvale Woods, Stradbally (near Windy Gap) 10am-12pm
  • Portarlington GAA Grounds, Canal Road 11am


  • Crecora GAA Pitch 12pm-12:30pm
  • University of Limerick Athletics Track 11am-1pm
  • Ballybrown Community Resource Centre 12pm
  • Fedamore GAA Grounds 11:30am


Christmas Day:

  • Connolly Barracks 12pm

St. Stephen’s Day

  • Church Hall/Grounds, Strokestown 1pm


Christmas Day

  • Dunleer AC Track 10am
  • Dundalk DKIT 10am

St. Stephen’s Day

  • Bush Athletic Track, Home of Glenmore AC 11am
  • St Feichins GAA Grounds, Beaulieu, Termonfeckin 11am


Christmas Day

  • Belleek Woods Ballina 11am-12:30pm
  • Lough Lannaghs Car Park, Castlebar 11.30am

St. Stephen’s Day

  • Millstreet Car Park 12:30-1:30

New Year’s Day

  • McMahon Park, Clairemorris 1pm



Christmas Day

  • St Colmcille GAA Grounds, Bettystown 11am
  • Athboy (outside Darnley Lodge Hotel) 10:15am
  • Kiltale GAA Club, Kiltale CHRISTMAS DAY 11am
  • Gael Colmcille GAA Grounds, Grangegodden, Athboy Road, Kells 11am – 12pm
  • Claremont Athletic Club Stadium, Navan 10am-11:30am
  • Royal Canal at Longwood 10am
  • Rathcore (Starting at Crossroads near Boggins Pub Enfield) 12pm

St. Stephen’s Day

  • Drumconrath GFC Grounds 11am -12pm



Christmas Day

  • Beech Hill College, Monaghan Town 12pm

St. Stephen’s Day

  • Latton GAA Club St Stephens Day 11am
  • Carrick Aces Running Track 11am



Christmas Day

  • Emmet Square, Birr 1pm

St.Stephen’s Day

  • Banagher (outside BOI) 1pm



Christmas Day

  • Padraig Pearses GAA Club, Creagh, Ballinasloe 10am-12pm


St. Stephen’s Day

  • The Golf Club, Rosses Point St Stephen’s Day 3pm

December 27th

  • Athletics Track in Sligo IT 27th December TBC


Christmas Day

  • Townhall Fethard (Tolsil) 12pm
  • Borrisokane AC 11am
  • Moyglass Sports and Leisure Centre 11am
  • Kilsheelan Christmas Day 10am
  • Ormonde Castle, Carrick-on-Suir 11am



Christmas Day

  • Waterford City Greenway 10am



Christmas Day

  • Multyfarnham, Local Park 12pm
  • Mullingar Shamrocks GAA Grounds 10.30pm-12.30pm

St Stephen’s Day

  • Castledaly GAA Grounds 12pm


St. Stephen’s Day

  • The Quay Front, Wexford Town 11.00pm

New Year’s Day

  • Duncannon Beach 12.30pm


Christmas Day

  • Blessington Community College 12:30pm
  • Ashford Gaa Grounds, center of Ashford Village 10am-11am

St Stephen’s Day

  • Askanagap (outside Aughrim) 11am

New Year’s Day

  • Murphy’s Hotel Tinahely, Co Wicklow 12pm