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A London Camogie club are gearing up for their attempt to create the first Gaelic Games Guinness World Record.  The Croydon Camogie Club are aiming to play Camogie non stop for over 24 hours, to set the record. 


The attempt will take place at the Emerald GAA Grounds in Ruislip on Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of August with over 30 players taking part in the event.  There will be two teams taking part with 12 players and three substitutes on each team


Each player will get five minutes rest per hour and three substitutes will be used every hour.  The group aim to start playing at 10:00am on Saturday morning and finish at 4:00pm on Sunday afternoon, which would mean a total of 30 hours play.


Croydon, who celebrate their 22nd birthday this year, are using the attempt as a fundraiser but they will also be donating money from the Camogie marathon to the Marie Keating Foundation in Ireland and Cancer Research in the UK. 


Eimear Hoare, who is from Kildare, is the Croydon Camogie Club Secretary.  “”We were looking for ways to try and raise money for the club and had enough of the usual race nights and golf days.  So we came up with the Camogie marathon.  One of the girls on the team works for Guinness World Records so she was able to help set it up.  We thought this is the perfect way to raise money and show everyone in Ireland that we are flying the flag for Camogie over here in London,”” Eimear said. 


The first Gaelic Games Guinness World Record attempt will begin at 10:00am on Saturday morning at the Emerald GAA Club in Ruislip, London.


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