5km Family Fun Run - 10km Competitive Run
Two Mile House GAA Club, Kildare
September 30th 2017 at 16:00
The RunForAdamBurke will be followed by a BBQ and Celebrity GAA Panel hosted by Marty Morrissey with special guests Davy Fitzgerald, Joe Brolly, Michael Duignan and Tomás Ó Sé.
Who is Adam?
Adam is twenty-one years of age. He has lived in Co. Kildare all his life and is a proud Lilywhite! Adam attended Two Mile House National school from 2000-2008 before completing Secondary School in Patrician Brothers, Newbridge.
Adam has always been very passionate about sport from a young age which is demonstrated by his countless sporting achievements over the years. He played underage rugby with Naas RFC, won the prestigious Leinster Secondary Schools soccer Cup (2014) and most notably excelled in club GAA playing competitively on the underage Kildare county team and at a senior club level. One of Adam’s proudest moments is being part of the Senior Two Mile House (TMH) team who made history as the first club in Kildare to ever win an All-Ireland Club Championship. Adam was the top scorer of this historic match scoring 2-2 in his favourite position as number 14 full forward. He was lucky to share this amazing win with fantastic team mates including his three brothers, friends from his local village and school. It was a very proud day for the Burke family, TMH GAA supporters, the villagers and wider Kildare communities that will be no doubt cherished for a long time to come.
It is heart-breaking to think just three years later Adam nearly died for his club while playing the game he is so passionate about.