Four players from Teemore Shamrocks are to take on a mammoth task inspired by a Navy Seal to raise money for palliative care on both sides of the Border.

Ruairi Maguire, Gerry Quinlan, Damien Lee and Cian McManus will run four miles every four hours for 48 hours this weekend (June 5-7) and have set up a special fundraising page while also offering those who donate the chance to win a number of GAA jerseys in a raffle.

Explained Ruairi: “As there is no football at the minute and we have a bit of free time. Myself and three other lads are going to do some suffering to raise some money for palliative care.

“The money raised will be split between palliative care funds on both side of the Border. The Cavan/Monaghan palliative care fund and specialist palliative care, a foundation here in Fermanagh. Both units have treated cancer patients in this area and do the most vital work when people need it most,” he said.

Already the men have raised more than £6,000, beating their initial target of £4,000.

“We are going to run four miles, every four hours for 48 hours. That’s 48 miles each in 48 hours. We’ll start at 8pm on Friday (tomorrow), run four miles, then go again at midnight, then 4am, then 8am and so on, finishing with our 12th and final four mile run on Sunday at 4pm. Anyone who donates £10 or more will automatically be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a county jersey,” he said.

Some of the jerseys donated so far include Derry, courtesy of Ger O’Kane, Cavan, courtesy of Thomas Galligan and Fermanagh, courtesy of Sean Quigley.

“Training is in full swing and the donations are still coming in. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far,” he said.

To donate to the fundraising event visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/4x4x48challenge