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Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane
Catherina Cunnane hails from a sixth-generation drystock and specialised pedigree suckler enterprise in Co. Mayo. She currently holds the positions of editor and general manager at That's Farming, having joined the firm during its start-up phase in 2015.
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Livestock auctioneer competing for ‘King of the Jungle’ title

Renowned farmer, livestock and property auctioneer, Pat Burke, is among those taking part in Caherlistrane GAA & LGFA’s Jungle Challenge Fundraiser later this month.

Burke, who previously featured on That’s Farming, is one of twenty campmates heading into the jungle to “take on a raft of challenges to battle it out for the title of King of the Jungle”.

The cattle, sheep and property auctioneer will take to the stage at the Clayton Hotel, Galway City, on Friday, October 28th, 2022.

Other candidates include:

  • Cathy Bane;
  • Éimhín Cradock;
  • Neil McHugh;
  • Issa McDonnell;
  • Aisling O’Toole;
  • Amy Keane;
  • Tracey Langan;
  • Ciara Fannon;
  • Andrew Reddington;
  • Alan Loughrey;
  • Brendan Murphy;
  • Vinnie Judge;
  • Liam Butler;
  • Mary McGaugh-Walsh;
  • Colm Monahan;
  • Cormac Hanley;
  • Barry McCabe;
  • Claire Heneghan;
  • Gretta Costello.

In a statement, a spokesperson for Caherlistrane GAA said:

“This is a very unique and exciting fundraiser which is taking Ireland by storm.”

“Fundraiser pits two teams against one another as they endeavour to collect stars while overcoming their greatest fears.”

“Not for the faint-hearted, 20 contestants become campmates for the night while audiences are gripped with fear and laughter as they watch to see who can survive the hell holes, bugs, snakes, devour the gourmet critters and overcome a series of spine-tingling and tension-filled trials to beat their opponents, and be crowned king or queen of the jungle.”


According to organisers, all funds raised as part of this fundraiser –organised in association with Fundraising Event Groups and Empower Events – will be divided as follows:

  • Senior GAA Club: 10%;
  • LGFA: 10%
  • Bord na nÓg: 10%
  • Grounds development: 70%.

On behalf of organisers, a spokesperson told iThat’s Farming: “We are delighted to invite everyone in the community to enter the jungle with us and support those in the community who are daring to be a camp mate.”

“We are really looking forward to a great night out, and we hope that you will be a part of this journey with us. Your support is greatly appreciated.”

Tickets, which are priced at €20, are available from Keane’s Service Station, Queally’s Bar, The Homeplace Café, Pot Luck and Club Shop or via this online link. You can make a donation via Pat Burke’s iDonate page.

About the GAA club:

Caherlistrane GAA is one of County Galway’s oldest GAA clubs straddling the Galway-Mayo border. The club draws members from 78 townlands across the parish of Caherlistrane and engages with over 500 families weekly.

Its fundraising activities aim to “enrich the development of the game at our club” by enhancing facilities, which will “require substantial additional funds, which will only happen by way of an elaborate and concerted community effort driven forward by the club”.

A spokesperson for the club said:

“Founded in 1888, Caherlistrane GAA has a long and proud tradition of football development and participates in competitions across all ages from juvenile to adult.”

“Our club provides coaching for many months of the year to a host of young children and ultimately the future stars of the game in Caherlistrane,” the spokesperson concluded.

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