Tuesday 23 September 2014

Dingle Women's Mini-Marathon is the word on the street in Dublin

Published 03/04/2013 | 05:36

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Launching the Dingle Women's Mini-Marathon outside the Dail were, from left: Minister Deenihan, Senator Maria Moloney, Micheal O Muircheartaigh, Brendan Griffin TD and Micheal Healy-Rae TD. Photo: Sportsfile

LEGENDARY GAA broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh and a number of prominent politicians lent their support to the inaugural Dingle Women's Mini-Marathon, set to take place on May 18, in Dublin last week.

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Senator Fidelma Healy Eames from Galway and Deputy Olivia Mitchell from Dublin joined the Dún Síon native in launching the Dingle Women's Mini Marathon at the gates of Dáil Éireann.

Joining them also were Minister for Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan TD (Listowel), Deputies Brendan Griffin (Keel) and Michael Healy-Rae (Kilgarvan) and Senator Maria Moloney (Killarney) as word of the mini-marathon was spread in the nation's capital.

RTE broadcaster and frequent visitor to Kerry Miriam O'Callaghan was due to join the delegation from Dingle in launching the event in Dublin; however, according to Seán Ó Suailleabháin of the organising committee, she was unable to attend due to ill-health. Organisers are hopeful, however, that they may be able to reschedule with Ms O'Callaghan once she is feeling better.

The 10km Dingle Women's Mini-Marathon will take place for the first time on Saturday, May 18 and registration for the event is currently opening at their website,

The event is being run on a 'not-for-profit' basis with the two main beneficiaries being the National Breast Cancer Research Institute and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, who are seeking to develop a playing pitch with a running track.

Those seeking more information on the event may also 066-9151515.


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