NOEL DUFFY COMPLETES MARATHON UNDERTAKING

26 June 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Colm Shalvey reports

Drumhowan man Noel Duffy completed a marathon undertaking in the early hours of last Saturday morning when he walked his 20th half-marathon this month to round off a virtual trek from his home to Mizen Head in Co Cork, the southernmost point in Ireland. At the time of writing, the money raised was heading towards €15,000 to be split between the Irish Heart Foundation and the Acute Stroke Unit in our Lady of Lourdes hospital, Drogheda; in memory of noel’s mother, Nan Duffy, who died as a result of a stroke in November 2018.

Popular former Monaghan GAA PRO Duffy came up with the idea last month around the time that his local club joined together remotely to raise funds for suicide and self-harm prevention centre Pieta House. “The idea went back to mid-May when Drumhowan GAA did the….

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