Sunday 22 September 2019

Running for fun in Davidstown

Bridie McGuire, Blathnaid Watters, Anna Frayne and Gemma Frayne
Bridie McGuire, Blathnaid Watters, Anna Frayne and Gemma Frayne
Michael Quigley, Seamus Jordan, Cllr John O’Rourke, Ger Murphy and Sean Crotty at the Davidstown Fun Run and 6K Road Race in aid of the local community centre
Harry, Ellie, Graham and Michelle Killeen

The organisers of the recent Davidstown 6km fun run were delighted with the success of the event.

'We had runners, walkers, cyclists and buggy's, and plenty of smiles,' a committee spokesperson told this newspaper.

Following the run itself refreshments were served in the hall and the local development committee organised arts and crafts materials for children who were in attendance.

'There was a great community atmosphere and that's what it's all about - meeting neighbours and catching up,' said the spokesperson.

The committee behind the event was composed of: Fergus Murphy (Chairperson); Joanne Murphy (Secretary); Mark Motie (Treasurer) and committee members: Mag Quinn and Nelly Murphy.

Forty-four people took part in the event and the winner was Michael Quigley, from Slaney Olympic (23:23) followed very closely by Andy Fraser.

The first lady home was Michelle Killeen with a time of 29:37.

The route saw the competitors go from the school up past The Leap towards Wheelocks Christmas Tree Farm before turning right to a challenging hill.

At the top of the hill they turned right back down to Templescoby and from there back to the village.

'The development committee has worked relentlessly all year to upgrade the hall this year,' said the spokesperson.

She acknowledged the support the committee received from the local community and also from Wexford County Council's Local community Development Committee (LCDC).

The work included upgrading chairs, tables and kitchen equipment in addition to painting the exterior of the hall.

'We will soon have all the internal and external lighting upgraded and other electrical work completed,' said the spokesperson.

The 6km fun run in Davidstown raised €250 and the committee now plans to put that towards the cost of installing a sign on the front of the hall.

Enniscorthy Guardian