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Brian and pals set to walk all the way to Tipperary for charities


By Robert Fenton

It's a long way to Tipperary for Newry’s Brian Murphy and friends.

They are setting off on the long walk from Dundalk to Clonmel, the Tipperary home of the Irish Coursing Club which regulates track racing in Northern Ireland, in aid of charity.

Brian spent many years in charge of greyhound racing in Macau, the Las Vegas of Asia, before returning home to become a business executive with Dundalk-based Boylesports bookmakers who are giving their support to the walk.

Organisations that will benefit from the walk are the Irish Cancer Society, PIPS, Retired Greyhound Trust, Flame Spirit Golf Society which cares for local children,  the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust and the Irish Injured Jockeys’ Fund.

 The walk starts on Thursday, February 1 finishing in Clonmel on Friday, February 9.

“Anyone who wants to join us in raising money for these worthy causes will be very welcome. Hopefully, the weather will be kind to us and we will find people in a charitable mood over the eight days,” says Brian.

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