Sport Relief’s Team Ireland to land on Galloway shores

Craig Doyle - just one member of Team Ireland due in town next week

Craig Doyle - just one member of Team Ireland due in town next week

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SPORT Relief’s Team Ireland will land on Galloway shores this weekend when they gear up for the charity’s ‘First Nation Home’ challenge.

P&O Ferries and Port of Cairnyan are will welcome some of the biggest names from sport and entertainment to its terminal as the first of four teams drops anchor.

First Nation Home involves four celebrity teams representing Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales. Each team will sail, run, row and cycle over 1,000 miles around the UK and Ireland in the biggest ever Sport Relief Challenge to date.

As part of the event the four teams will undertake a yacht race on P&O’s famous sailing route between Larne and Cairnryan from 11th – 16th March.

Arthur Murphy, Business Development Marketing Manager at P&O Ferries, said: “We are delighted to be supporting Sport Relief and the First Nation Home Challenge and are getting ready for a very busy week as we welcome some of the biggest celebrities to P&O’s ferry terminal.

The first team to depart is Ireland on Sunday 11th March lead by Craig Doyle. Other team members include Paddy Stephen Johns, Sonia O’Sullivan, Diarmuid Gavin, James Shane Byrne, Joe Barr and Ian Moore.

A full schedule of events includes:

· Sunday 11th March – Irish team to depart from Larne Harbour.

· Tuesday 13th March – Welsh team to depart Larne Harbour

· Wednesday 14th March – English team to depart Larne Harbour

· Friday 16th March – Scottish team to depart Larne Harbour