Connolly Park was a hive of activity on Monday 7th May for Lá na gClub, and the 5/10k memorial fun run and walk in memory of Paul Lucey, which attracted an entry of almost 500 participants of all ages.
PAUL LUCEY MEMORIAL RUN/WALK.
Our inaugural ‘Run for the Rock – Paul Lucey Memorial Walk/Run’ took place on Bank Holiday Monday May 7th. This was our first time undertaking such an event and all the hard work by so many people over many months paid off as the event went off without a hitch and was enjoyed by upwards of 500 participants. Competitors assembled from 10am with DJ Francie pumping out the tunes and creating a great pre-race atmosphere. The race commenced promptly at 11am with the routes well stewarded by club volunteers who also manned a water station at the 6k mark. Race Winners Presentations were made by Pamela & Ciara Lucey to: Mens 10k – 1st Derek Griffin (32 mins), Womens 10k 1st Catherine Kiely (38 mins). Mens 5K winner Tim Francony. Ladies 5K winner Marie Mc Kenna. Everyone who completed the race received a fabulous ‘Run for the Rock’ medal. After the race competitors, members and families mingled in glorious sunshine in the Club grounds where complimentary refreshments were provided. Our thanks to the Terry’s Butchers for the delicious burgers, Kinsale Tea & Coffee (Kate Browne’s Ardfert), Ice Cream Truck (O’Flynn Interiors & Lucid Insurance). The winners bouquets kindly sponsored by Maura’s Cottage Flowers. We would also like to acknowledge sponsorship from: ROTHCO, Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Pierse Mc Carthy Lucey Solicitors, Murphy Ramsey Walsh Solicitors, Martin Moore, Oakland Stores, Barry Packaging, Harry Hynes, Kerry Co. Council, Eamon Linnane, EF Signs, TLI, Casey Stephenson, Noreen & Liam Liddy, Sports Physio Supplies, Liam Lynch, Leahy’s Pharmacy, CWM Mangement, Oakpark Medical Centre & the Roast House. Sincere thanks to our wonderful organising committee of Niall Lucey, Eileen Nagle, Mags Quillinan, Orla Foley, Tim Mc Mahon & Paudie Mc Quinn and also thanks to all the club volunteers who assisted us on the morning. Well done everyone a great occasion in memory of one of our greatest – Paul Lucey.
Thanks to Club Secretary, Elma Nix for the above Report. All photographs compliments of Adrienne Mc Loughlin:
SENIOR FOOTBALL: Round 4 of the Co. League goes ahead at the week-end. Our game, away to Glenflesk, is fixed for Saturday evening (12th May) at 7pm. The game will be played in the Community Pitch in Barraduff village – that’s the venue where our B team played their Molyneaux Cup game against Rathmore last August.
B FOOTBALL: Our B team’s 4th round Co. League game is at home this week-end against Scartaglin. The game is fixed for Sunday afternoon (13th May) at 2pm.
MINOR FOOTBALL: The Co. League semi finals have been fixed for next Friday evening (11th May). We play Cordal/Scartaglin in Connolly Park while Dr. Crokes play Laune Rangers in Lewis Road. Both games throw in at 7pm.
JOB MATCH: is back for 2018 – Summer, Part Time & Full Time Employment Opportunities. With huge success for the last 3 years we are now taking CV’s for Summer, part time and full time employment or a change of employment. Please consider this golden opportunity where you will receive all the tools to update your CV and direct help with interview techniques from the Jobmatch Mentors. Feedback from employers continues to be very positive. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
BIRTHDAY GREETINGS: to the one and only Francie Breen who celebrated a significant one at the weekend.
CLUBHOUSE: As always the Clubhouse is available for all types of Parties and Functions. Enquiries about Club Bookings should be made by contacting Harry Hynes at 087 2467286.
CARDS: The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse on every Monday and Thursday nights, commencing at 9.30pm each night.
LOTTO: Last Night’s (7th May) Jackpot, worth €8,250, was not won. The numbers drawn were 16, 23, 24, 29. The €20 winners were: John O’Connor and Brian Ferris, both c/o Carmel O’Neill; Michael Quinlan, c/o The Club; and Eamon Linnane and Pat Reidy, both c/o Club Rockies.
Tickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse, as well as from our other regular sellers.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the family of Michael Cotter, Limerick and late of Reidy’s Terrace, Rock St. who died during the past week. Michael was a valued Club Member for many years and always had a great interest in Club affairs.