The Irish Cancer Society wishes to thank everyone who supported the Christmas jumper run last Saturday. It was great turnout with over €600 raised.
A special thanks to the Duggan family who allowed access to Drishane Estate, a beautiful place and to Milltech, Aroma Cafe, Tom Corbett – TMC photography, and all the stewards.
Having represented Dublin in the Final of Miss Ireland 2018 Maria created awareness for the Irish Cancer Society by running the Dublin Mini Marathon. After completing her Masters in UCC she joined Asset Management in Dublin. Thrilled to be selected as Miss Dublin she prepared to full capacity for the mini marathon: “Being the current Miss Dublin in this years Miss Ireland was an amazing platform and being a finalist allowed me to be a major advocate of charities special to me. It gave me the wonderful opportunity to raise necessary funds for Irish Cancer Research . I am so grateful to all the wonderful people who donated so generously and as a result €5,623.00 was raised. A massive Thank You to all who did contribute and for helping me support such a deserving cause.”
Massive congratulations to local man Patrick O’Keeffe, who broke the three hours for the full marathon in Dublin last Sunday. Only 2% of the population manage to break that time. Patrick only started running January 2014 and started with a couch to 5 km . He trained and with his club Mt Hilary AC.
Last Saturday evening in Toronto, Canada, Olympic Bronze medalist Con Walsh from Carriganima, was inducted into the Athletics Ontario Hall of Fame.
“Cornelius represented Canada at the 1908 Olympic Games in London where he won the bronze medal with a throw of 48.50m. He was a Canadian Champion in 1907 in both the 56lb weight and the hammer throw and set a Canadian record in 1910 for the hammer and weight for height events. Cornelius set a world record of 4.93m in the 56lb weight for height event in 1910.” [Athletics Ontario]
His nephew Ned (from the same farm in Carriganima) along with Ned’s daughter Anne and son Michael attended as honoured guests. Michael told the guests:
“We are extremely grateful and honoured to accept this award on behalf of Con and all of the Walshs back home in Cork. We are very proud of Con’s achievements and we look forward to sharing this experience with our family and friends and neighbours when we return to Con’s birthplace of Carriganima.”
Mt.Hillary AC out in Force at Dingle Marathon, the most scenic marathon with plenty hills, some of our members who ran yesterday started on couch to 5km so it’s an option If your thinking of joining our next couch to 5km. Everyone welcome.
Millstreet Athletic Club wish to thank everyone that supported their successful road race recently. the sponsors, stewards, Gardai, all in the kitchen, everyone who had water stations and hoses. We really appreciate your help. Thanks for all the photos Geraldine Dennehy and Tom Corbett.
Mt. Hillary Athletic Club, the new local running club based in Banteer
“We are an amateur running club, with members from all over the North West Cork area, who enjoy running as part of a group in the surrounding areas of Mt. Hillary. Mt. Hillary AC athletes are extremely proactive on the local race circuit and compete at all distances from 5k’s to Marathons both on and off the road…”
Best wishes to Padraig Sheahan of Millstreet Athletic Club who is on the Cork team competing at the All-Ireland Cross Country Championships in Galway on Sunday next. Best wishes also to local athletes Martina Hickey (St. Finbarrs) & Donal Coffey (Leevale) who are also competing.
Our DUHALLOW member Andrez who donated a selection of his marathon finishers t-shirts(he ran in different counties which spanned from Waterford to Galway to Cork Penny Dinners today. The t-shirts are so colourful they will hang up on display at Penny Dinners until January.
Hi Everyone, as you all will probably agree, Andrzej (Andrew) is a great ambassador for the club. He has a big heart and gives up his own time to help others who are less fortunate. He is currently trying to raise money for a friend of his back in his homeland who is paralysed and confined to his house as he lives in a 2nd floor apartment and unable to get up and down the stairs without assistance.
The fund raiser is called the “42 Steps to Freedom“. You can find more information on his FB page but basically he is looking for sponsorship for each KM of the Clonakilty Marathon.
I think it would be great if we could pull together as [read more …] “Andrzej’s 42 Steps to Freedom”