Local Councillors on their marks in marathon
Two local councillors entered a race with a difference when they took part in the Dublin City Marathon recently.
The chairman of Louth County Council, Fine Gael's Colm Markey finished the course in three hours and 45 minutes, having done a lot of training for the race with David Carrie's group in Dunleer.
The Green Party's Mark Dearey, who trained on his own, completed the marathon in four hours and three minutes, just missing his target time by three minutes.
However, he was more than happy to have finished the course and to raise €1,000 for the Barrettstown Children's charity, which provides holiday respite for children with serious illnesses.
'It was a great experience and one that will stay with me for a long time,' he said.
Meanwhile at Drogheda District Court last Friday morning Judge Coughlan directed that funds from the Court poor box be directed to a charity benefiting from solicitor Niall Breen's participation in the Dublin City Marathon.
Mr Breen ran the marathon in memory of late father, Conor, a well-known local solicitor.