Tuesday 18 June 2019

Runners dust off festive cobwebs

Tom Kavanagh, Paul Lynch and Brian McLoughlin
Tom Kavanagh, Paul Lynch and Brian McLoughlin
Niamh, Donal and Realtin Ryan
Runners and walkers at the start of the 10k run at the Golden Anchor, Castletown
Jimmy Doyle, Olga Tracey with her daughters Sophia and Tkacheve and Raymond Byrne

Sara Gahan

The annual Dan Murphy St Stephen's Day Run at Castletown was a huge hit with many who wanted to clear those cobwebs after the festive season.

More than 60 runners and walkers participated in the 10K event which began at the Golden Anchor. Des Kennedy was the overall winner in the male section, while Paul Lynch came in second and Pat Foley placed third. In the women's, Niamh Garvey came in first, followed by Anna Bush in second and Belinda Kehoe in third. For the over-40s, Bernard Fortune was the first male, while Carl Sioutar was the first female.

Over 30 kids also participated in the Dan Murphy Shield 5K race. In the boys section, Conor Fanning won first place, followed by Niall Kavanagh and in the girls Aisling Fanning came in first, while Aideen Condron placed second.

This year's run was in aid of the under age team of Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club.

The participants all enjoyed some warm refreshments back in the Golden Anchor after their run/walk. Sincere thanks went to all who took part, helped, those who made donations, to the Golden Anchor and to Castletown Liam Mellows GAA Club for providing the stewards along the route.

Gorey Guardian