Scoil Mhuire Ballincollig Parents & Friends Association


Welcome to our first virtual balloon race.

Scoil Mhuire PFA (Parents and Friends Association) work together to raise additional funds for the school to enhance the educational experience for the school pupils. We are currently looking to raise funds for a variety of outdoor playground equipment for the school.

We hope that 2021 will see the eventual return of our usual ‘in person’ events but until then we would still like to continue fundraising in ways we are currently able to.

There is a national (Ireland only) Valentines Day Balloon Race starting at 12 noon on the 14th February from the Eiffel Tower in Paris and we would love you to take part.

You can design you own virtual balloon by choosing the Shape, colour and even how much it weighs by choosing how much helium you fill it with.

The computer simulated race uses real-time weather data so just like a real balloon race, your balloon could be affected by the weather, wind speed, the shape you choose, and a popped balloon could still win.

After the race starts, you can follow your own balloons online and see just where they are in the race at any time. The race lasts 7 days and the winners will be the balloons that reach the furthest point in a straight line at the end of the 7 days.

Each balloon costs €5. You can buy as many balloons as you like and get all your family involved.

The national (Ireland only) prizes supplied by ecoracing:
1. First prize is €250
2. 5 subsequent winners will get a €10 book token.

Scoil Mhuire internal prizes:
1. First prize is €50
2. Second prize is €30
3. Third prize is €20
4. 6 subsequent winners will each get a cinema voucher worth €7 and an Easter egg
5. 7 subsequent winners will each get a goody bag and an Easter egg

Thank you to O’Connell stone for donating the cash prizes and the O’Driscoll family for donating the cinema vouchers!

We hope you enjoy taking part and we wish you all the best of luck!

Our fundraising target is: €1000

Gross monies raised so far: €1440

Supporters so far: 131

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Top 20 balloons within cause

  • #1 JewelAlexTara: travelled 1,112.07km FINISHED

  • #2 Rang 6 Flying High: travelled 1,068.93km FINISHED

  • #3 Conor H: travelled 831.27km FINISHED

  • #4 Senior Infants Up Above: travelled 788.20km FINISHED

  • #5 Bubbles 11: travelled 760.86km FINISHED

  • #6 Minis : travelled 402.16km FINISHED

  • #7 Balloon: travelled 387.62km FINISHED

  • #8 Maya: travelled 385.37km FINISHED

  • #9 Rang 4 Stratosphere: travelled 380.86km FINISHED

  • #10 Clara: travelled 378.13km FINISHED

  • #11 Balloon: travelled 372.77km POPPED

  • #12 Lene: travelled 371.49km FINISHED

  • #13 Cuan T: travelled 369.23km FINISHED

  • #14 Brida : travelled 368.05km FINISHED

  • #15 Wendys Balloon: travelled 367.58km POPPED

  • #16 UP: travelled 365.08km POPPED

  • #17 Balloon: travelled 363.99km FINISHED

  • #18 Henry: travelled 349.99km FINISHED

  • #19 David: travelled 340.61km FINISHED

  • #20 Happy Birthday Aimee: travelled 340.40km FINISHED

Supporter Balloons (288)

  • JewelAlexTara joined the race on February 13, 2021, 7:26 PM

  • Ellie joined the race on February 13, 2021, 7:21 PM

  • CK33 joined the race on February 13, 2021, 7:21 PM

  • Sophie joined the race on February 13, 2021, 6:15 PM

  • Evan joined the race on February 13, 2021, 6:11 PM

  • Clara joined the race on February 13, 2021, 5:40 PM

  • Isabella joined the race on February 13, 2021, 5:40 PM

  • Black cat joined the race on February 13, 2021, 2:25 PM

  • Snowy joined the race on February 13, 2021, 2:25 PM

  • ROISIN joined the race on February 13, 2021, 8:34 AM