Tuesday 23 July 2019

St Ita's FC girls get running to support cancer society

Well done to the girls of St Ita's Football Club who put their running shoes on recently to raise vital funds for the Irish Canceer Society.

Recently, players from St Ita's AFC girls teams, their families and friends participated in what will hopefully be the inaugural St Ita's summer 5k fun run in support primarily of the Irish Cancer Society.

This is the first time the event has taken place and about 60 runners of all ages took to the start line on Portrane beach on one of the finest days of the year so far. Under the backdrop of some spectacular beach and sea views an enthusiastic group of participants had to run the first half on sand, then had to contend with an up hill climb for about 1km before taking themselves home through some cross country terrain to reach St Ita's AFC hospital pitches.

The end of the run marked the beginning of the end of season party which once again was a massive success and a great family day out.

Run organiser Robbie Sinnott would like to acknowledge and thank all participants, sponsors, parents, volunteers and coaches for making this run happen and also for making it such a worthwhile event raising €1,225 for the Irish Cancer Society.

Fingal Independent