Tipperary students to take on the teachers for GOAL

Transition year students throughout Tipperary are being challenged to ‘take on the teachers’ as part of a new annual multi-sport challenge taking place during May in aid of humanitarian agency, GOAL. Launched nationwide this morning, the ‘GOAL Sports Challenge’ provides all school-goers – from junior infants right up to Leaving Certificate level – with the opportunity to […]

Maura Lennon’s return to Ethiopia with GOAL

Maura Lennon is living proof of the folly of rash categorisation. She is a petit woman, who looks anything but her 48 years: despite most of those years having been spent working in some of the most trying circumstances imaginable. Hers is a bubbly personality: but it masks the steely determination necessary for the selfless, […]

GOAL Letter to the Editor

Dear Sir, Mark Bowden, the UN’s chief aid representative in Somalia, says that during the past year the Horn of Africa drought and famine crisis has claimed “tens of thousands of lives” in Somalia alone. Mr. Bowden estimates that the famine will last for at least another six or seven months, and during that time […]

The Charities Aid Foundation has designated Ireland as the second most charitable nation on earth

Dear Sir, The Charities Aid Foundation has designated Ireland as the second most charitable nation on earth, behind only the USA, on its 2011 World Giving Index. Such a high placing will come as no surprise to those of us who have for decades witnessed at first-hand the extraordinary generosity of the Irish people. Since […]

Young and old limbering up for three Tipp GOAL Miles

Tipperary people of all ages and fitness levels are gearing up for three GOAL Miles in their area this Christmas as the popular annual fundraiser returns to the county over the festive period. The GOAL Mile is held in villages, towns and cities all over Ireland every Christmas and is one of the country’s biggest […]

Tipperary people wanted to help celebrate 30 years of GOAL Mile

GOAL is asking people from all over Tipperary to help them celebrate the 30th birthday of one of the country’s most popular annual fundraisers by organising a GOAL Mile somewhere in the county this Christmas. Last year, GOAL Miles were scheduled to take place at two locations in Tipperary, but with this being a special […]

Rugby star Heaslip calls on Tipperary people to get involved in GOAL Jersey Day

Irish rugby star and GOAL Patron Jamie Heaslip is taking time out from Ireland’s World Cup campaign to encourage schoolchildren and workers from all over Tipperary to take part in GOAL Jersey Day on Friday, October 7th, and help the organisation deliver aid to some of the poorest people in the world. One of the […]

GOAL launches scathing attack on UN, asserting that its political response to Somali tragedy has been astonishing

“The UN keep telling the masses that the millions of Somalis face death from starvation – but as an organisation they are not prepared to take any meaningful action to prevent the catastrophe.” Said John O’Shea, GOAL’s CEO, who added, “The United Nations’ Security Council has behaved as though they are oblivious to the cries […]

GAA stars make a final call for ‘Race The Rás’

Tipperary GAA star Declan Browne is making a final appeal to amateur cyclists from all over Tipp and surrounding areas to join them for a stage of the Race for Rás charity cycle next month. The former inter-county footballer and All-Star is joining a host of well-known ex-GAA players, plus members of the public from […]

Tipperary GAA Stars Gearing Up For ‘Race The Rás’

Amateur cyclists from all over County Tipperary and beyond are this week scrambling to sign up and join some of the county’s top GAA stars to ‘Race The Rás’ and help raise money for GOAL and the Irish Cancer Society. Declan Browne and Brian Lacey will join other sporting greats such as Sean Og Ó […]

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