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Monday 22 July 2019

Runners and walkers complete Kennedy challenge

Simon Bourke

Horeswood GAA club hosted the Kennedy Challenge run and walk for the second year in succession. Tasked with scaling the hilly 12k course, participants were also given the option of a shorter 6k with a 4k event for the under-16s.

Starting from Horeswood GAA's pitch, the runners travelled towards Whitechurch Village, those on the longer route then visited the John F Kennedy homestead before returning to the pitch.

Aeden Rogers who crossed the line first in the 12k event, with Dara Cloake in second. Jackie Carthy was the first woman home in the 12k, closely followed by Helen Doyle. In the 6k event, Conor Swaine was the winner with Eddie Murphy in second. Nicola Murphy and Alice Cullen took the top two places in the women's event. Sean Brennan was the first home in the U-16 boys event with Darragh Bowe in second. Maggie Dempsey won the U-16 girls' race and Tia Fuhrmann was second. All money raised from the event went towards developing a track around the pitch which will be available all year for runners and walkers to use.

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