Friday 24 November 2017

Jacqui's a runaway bride for marathon

NO FEE FOR REPRODUCTION:BITTERSWEET MARATHON PLANNED FOR RTÉ BROADCASTERFriends and family to join RTÉ broadcaster Jacqui Hurley in running the Cork City Marathon relay in memory of her brother.Pictured today (08.05.12) Michael Greene, Chairman of Irish Charity CRY with RTÉ broadcaster Jacqui Hurley (right) and Lucia Ebbs, who are part of a special Cork City Marathon relay team who are taking part in this year's Cork City Marathon as part of a bucket list in memory of Jacqui's younger brother, Sean Hurley, who died tragically in a car crash last November. Just two days before he died, Sean had prepared just a bucket list of things he would like to do before he died. Now Jacqui, together with family and friends, have undertaken to complete all of Sean's goals and ambitions - including competing in the Cork City Marathon. All money raised in the process will be donated to the Irish charity CRY, of which Jacqui is an ambassador, raises awareness and offers support to those affected by sudden cardiac death, and funds the activities including free screening at the Centre for Cardiac Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP) in Tallaght Hospital. If you would like to support Jacqui at this years Cork City Marathon, search for Seans Bucket List in the Donate Now section of the www.cry.ie website. Cork City Marathon takes place this June Bank Holiday Monday, June 4, 2012. For registration details, training tips and more see www.corkcitymarathon.ie.Media info: Nuala Ryan - H+A Marketing + PR - Emmet House, Barrack Square, Ballincollig, Corknryan@hagroup.ie | www.hagroup.ie | +353 21 4 666 200 | 083 421 2733Pic. Maura Hickey.
NO FEE FOR REPRODUCTION:BITTERSWEET MARATHON PLANNED FOR RTÉ BROADCASTERFriends and family to join RTÉ broadcaster Jacqui Hurley in running the Cork City Marathon relay in memory of her brother.Pictured today (08.05.12) Michael Greene, Chairman of Irish Charity CRY with RTÉ broadcaster Jacqui Hurley (right) and Lucia Ebbs, who are part of a special Cork City Marathon relay team who are taking part in this year's Cork City Marathon as part of a bucket list in memory of Jacqui's younger brother, Sean Hurley, who died tragically in a car crash last November. Just two days before he died, Sean had prepared just a bucket list of things he would like to do before he died. Now Jacqui, together with family and friends, have undertaken to complete all of Sean's goals and ambitions - including competing in the Cork City Marathon. All money raised in the process will be donated to the Irish charity CRY, of which Jacqui is an ambassador, raises awareness and offers support to those affected by sudden cardiac death, and funds the activities including free screening at the Centre for Cardiac Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP) in Tallaght Hospital. If you would like to support Jacqui at this years Cork City Marathon, search for Seans Bucket List in the Donate Now section of the www.cry.ie website. Cork City Marathon takes place this June Bank Holiday Monday, June 4, 2012. For registration details, training tips and more see www.corkcitymarathon.ie.Media info: Nuala Ryan - H+A Marketing + PR - Emmet House, Barrack Square, Ballincollig, Corknryan@hagroup.ie | www.hagroup.ie | +353 21 4 666 200 | 083 421 2733Pic. Maura Hickey.
Ralph Riegel

Ralph Riegel

LESS than 48 hours after walking up the aisle, RTE sports broadcaster Jacqui Hurley will be a runaway bride as she competes in a marathon in memory of her brother.

Ms Hurley will marry Shane McMahon in her native Cork on the Saturday of the June bank holiday weekend. Two days later, she and more than 50 wedding guests will form a relay team for the Cork City Marathon.

Her younger brother Sean (25) died tragically when his car spun out of control and hit a tree in bad weather conditions in Co Cork last November.

Just two days before, the champion motorcyclist had written a list of things he wanted to do before he died and among them was a marathon.

"Since Sean died, we've been trying to complete all of the things on his list for him," said Ms Hurley.

Ms Hurley's marathon entry is also aimed at raising some desperately needed funding for the Irish charity CRY which offers support to those affected by sudden cardiac death.

CRY chairman Michael Greene said the charity was "overwhelmed" by Ms Hurley's courage and support.

Irish Independent

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