In memory of one their most cherished members, Iggy Murphy, Coa O'Dwyer's members have been running 5km a day for the whole month of March.

The much loved Iggy passed away in February and to give back to a man who would have done anything for the club, they embarked on the challenge to and raise money for his wife Edele, and children Dervla, Aoibhinn and Isaac.

One of those who has been pounding the roads every day in March was Gary Lynch and he has been blown away by the commitment of those taking part and those who have donated.

"When they know they are doing it for a good cause and raising money for Iggy’s family, there's no question about getting out and doing it.

"I am just blown away by people's generosity. I just want to thank everyone for their donations. We are running a raffle as well. Anyone that has donated anything at all will have a chance to win these raffle prizes and people have been ringing, texting, emailing donating anything they can, it's great to see," said Gary.

As the final run took place on Wednesday, Gary says that if anybody in the club needed anything, Iggy would have been the first one to help out.

"If anything happened to any of us, Iggy would have been the first person to get up and go door knocking or whatever he had to do. That’s exactly the type he was. For the club he would have been knocking doors, selling tickets, just selfless acts like that.

"He had a great love and passion for our wee club it was unbelievable.

"We used to train down on the Bawnacre because we have no lights on our pitch and he would have paid for that off his own back. He was our physio, he would have went away and filled the physio bag out of his own pocket never a question.

"We don’t really see the impact at the minute but when we go back in a couple of weeks it will hit us because he was there every night at training, every game."

And to show how much esteem Iggy was held in by the club, Gary added: "We just wanted to give back back to Iggy's family because that is what he would have done for us and it’s a way of saying thank you and hopefully some sort of comfort to them."

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