An Invitation to Join the Sanctuary Runners Movement
Sanctuary Runners was established in 2018 to enable Irish residents to run alongside, and in solidarity with, people seeking asylum in Ireland. You may have seen the movement featured in the national press recently. Over half of those who took part in this year’s virtual Cork City Marathon on 6th June were Sanctuary Runners. The team stretched from Tokyo to Paris and Cork to San Francisco.
We thank John Magee for this very interesting feature. (S.R.)
Efforts are being made to re-establish a Sanctuary Runners group in Millstreet. Niamh Ní Chonchuir who is Sanctuary Runners regional officer covering the Cork and Kerry area explained, “We’d love to invite you to join us in setting up a Millstreet Sanctuary Runners’ group. Our aim is to build solidarity through sport bringing together citizens, migrants, asylum seekers & refugees. If you would like to run, walk or jog with us in Millstreet please get in contact by email to info @sanctuaryrunners.ie.”
This is the link for the RTE clip about the virtual Cork City Marathon and Sanctuary Runners: https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0606/1226360-sanctuary-runners-cork-marathon/ [read more …] “An Invitation to Join the Sanctuary Runners Movement”
Congratulations to Eileen O’Riordan who stepped up from the Munsters Masters a few weeks ago to the All Ireland Masters in Tullamore last weekend, and returned
two three medals:
- Gold in the Discus throwing 23.03m,
- Bronze in the Hammer, throwing 31.07 (another PB, upgrading from her PB at the Munsters a few weeks ago),
- Gold as an unused sub in the 4x100m relay team.
We extend sincere congratulations to Billy Cronin, a multi-talented Student at Millstreet Community School who has recently achieved amazing successes in the All Ireland Cross Country Championships. Billy indicates:
“In the All-Ireland Athletics Championships in the u18 6000m race I won an All-Ireland Silver Medal representing Cork and an All- Ireland Silver representing Munster (23rd November 2014 in Dundalk). On Sunday, 7th December in Santry, Dublin in the u19 6000 meters I won a Gold Medal representing Munster.“
Millstreet is very proud of your achievements Billy …. We shall have to keep an eye out for future Olympic possibilities! (S.R.)
Desmond Casey runs today (Sunday) in the Cork team for the Munster Senior Cross Country Championships which will take place on Sunday next in Carraig na bhFear.
Cork Teams are on the Leevale AC website
Update Monday 18/Jan: 6th for Desmond, and 1st in the team competition with Cork.
Munster Cross County Championships, Carraig na bnFear, Co Cork
Senior Men, 10km: 1 R Chesser (Ennis TC) 33:46; 2 B MacMahon (Clonliffe) 34:24; 3 L Reale (Limerick) 34:25; 4 S McGrath (East Cork) 35:18; 5 J McCarthy (East Cork) 35:42; 6 D Casey (Millstreet) 35:46; 7 L Debela (Limerick) 35:50; 8 C Murphy (Iveragh) 36:01; 9 B McGinley (Ennis TC) 36:20; 10 R Zakis (West Waterford) 36:57. Team: 1 East Cork (4,5,15,23) 47; 2 Limerick (3,7,13,25) 48; 3 Ennis TC (1,9,24,28) 62; 4 Togher 78; 5 Leevale 117; 6 Thurles Crokes 138. County: 1 Cork 43; 2 Limerick 90; 3 Clare 124.