Legless Stretcher Race

So the final count is done and I just want to thank everyone that helped out for Legless Stretcher Race!

Thanks to all the generosity of everyone mentioned here and all the individual donations I have received, I am delighted to announce that I have raised a total of €4490!

I want to begin with the biggest thanks to Donagh Tarrant who helped me come up with the idea!

I want to say thanks to Corkery‘s Bar, Malpaso, McCarthys, Clara InnWallis Arms Millstreet TownTarrant’s Bridge Bar and Bush Bar for co-operating with the event, entering a team and sponsoring all the drink!

A massive thanks to the overwhelming generosity of so many other local businesses, who sponsored either a team or a spot prize: Kelcro Transport (Cork) LtdUptowngirls BeautystudioReensPharmacy Millstreet, O’Regans Mills, O’Flynn Medical, Casey Carpentery, Motor Factors, FDC Accountants, O’ Hanlons, Duggans Hardware, Mill Oils, Celtic Rewinds, North Cork Co-Op, O’ Sullivan Electrical, Millstreet VeterinaryGroup, Fleming’s Pub, Pat Randles, Razor Sharp Barbers, Christys, Araglin Bar, John MoynihanRallying, Dan Dennehy Haulage, Alex Twomey, M&M CreanCollinsTransport, Noirins Millstreet. Graces, Seanie Barrett Electrical, JJ’s AppliancesColemanTony O’Brien Master ButchersTir Na NogCafé-Aroma MillstreetSupervalu O’Keeffe’s MillstreetO’ Leary’s Family Butchers,Gilded ScissorGuysandDolls HairSalonCreative StylesEurostyles hair salonInstyleHairdesign MillstreetNibblesMulcahys Pharmacy Millstreet,Collins Filling Station, Wordsworth MillstreetMccaulsOf MillstreetMunster Fire & SafetyLoft Millstreet Pat Sheehan, K&L, Murphy Furniture, Garden of Eve and Denis Kelleher & Sons Ltd., Pat Kelleher, Jack Murphy, Jerry Cronin, Pat Cremin, Angland’s, James Collins.

Thanks to each of the volunteers on the day, The Stewards: Katie Kelleher,Katelynn MurphyDeirdre Ní MhiachLiam Ó hÉalaightheDavid Kelleher,Ciarán Murphy and Siobhan Ni Thorainn, The Timekeepers: Sheila Barrettand Roslyn Kelleher, The Pubwatchers: David O’ Mahony, Patrick Looney,Deborah Barrett O’Leary, Catherine ClearyLaura O’ SheaDenise Mc and Helen Murphy, The DJ: Kieran Sheahan, Commentary: Noel Buckley, The Raffle Ticket Sellers: Amy O’Sullivan and Ava Barry and to Duggans for opening their car park.

Thanks to the most generous response I could have ever asked for from the people of Millstreet Town for their donations and support in recent weeks and on the day. Thanks to Seán Radley for taking photos and Brian O’Leary for some brilliant art work, Mikey Omahony for sacraficing his head of hair andGuysandDolls HairSalon for getting rid of it all.

Finally, thanks to Connie Hickey for all his help and to all members of the 22 teams that took part on the day, making a smashing effort and making it one of the best days in town in a long time!

Thanks so much to everyone!!

Linda O’Mahony

1 thought on “Legless Stretcher Race”

  1. What a fun event. I enjoyed the pictures. In my town, Louisville, Kentucky USA, we have bed races. The teams build a bed with wheels and have three people push it while one person who is in the bed steers it. I like the idea of a stretcher better.



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