The money will now go towards helping mental health services.
An Offaly footballer who gave up alcohol in for a year has raised €8,800 for mental health services in the midlands.
Rhode's Stephen Hannon undertook the twelve month challenge in aid of Pieta house.
And with 1 in 4 Irish adults set to attempt "dry January", he says setting personal goals helped him persevere:
Research by Heineken shows more people plan to take part in the event this year, in particular those aged 25 to 34.
379,000 Irish adults who have never attempted Dry January are likely to do it.