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Sunday 19th May saw the masses converge on the GAA Club for the third annual Mungret St Pauls 10K which has become one of the biggest days in the Club calender. With approx 850 competitors the race took place on one of the finest days of the year so far, we arrange everything in Mungret!
The competitors looked resplendent in the green and white t-shirts and a special thanks must go to Ryan’s Centra – the main sponsor for the Juvenile Club who also provided the food for the competitors in the hall, but also to Clareview Motors, O’Malley Griffin Brokers and Russell’s Select Bar whose sponsorship helped defray the cost of the t-shirts.
While our main Club Sponsor, Collins’s Bar provided refreshments outside their Dooradoyle premises, we also received a very generous donation of fruit and water from Carambola Kidz at the finishing line, burgers and hot dogs provided by Garrett’s Butchers Racefield and very generous sponsorship of water from Tipperary Water and Finch’s……all these sponsors have been very good to the club over the years and we would ask that as a community you would avail of the services they have to offer, they are all local Limerick businesses.
The stewarding of the event has been the result of fabulous feedback over the last few years and this years event was no exception, it is the hard work of the stewards and their diligence that ensure the safety of the event, that coupled with the work on the roads of the laying of the cones and the signage (special mention to Ger Keane) ensured that we again had an event to be proud of, we must thank Patrickswell and Roxboro Gardai for their assistance again ensuring that everyone got around the course without a hitch. Thanks also to Munster Medics and to Limerick Marine Search and Rescue for their invaluable assistance.
Praise must be heaped on the organising committee who leave no stone unturned to ensure that the event runs smoothly. Five local charities have benefited from the event, watch this space for details of the cheque presentations when all monies have come in.
Last of all, but by no means least, thank you to the community for coming out in your droves to support this event, this event is based around the community ideal and it is fantastic to see it so well supported locally.
The Pat Barron trophy for first club member home went to Brendan O hAnnaidh (capt of the Intermediate footballers) – Well done Brendan who finished in 20th place in a time of 39.11.
1st Mike Shannon in a time of 31.27
2nd Sandis Bralitis in a time of 31.33
3rd Julio Cesar Castro in a time of 33.24
1st Margaret Danagher in a time of 38.42
2nd Tracey Roche Johnson in a time of 39.13
3rd Veronica Colleran in a time of 39.19
The category prizes which were graciously sponsored by Easton Bell Sports went as follows:
Over 40’s : Veronica Colleran in a time of 39:19
Over 50’s : Aine Prendergast in a time of 51:17
Over 60’s : Mary Cronin in a time of 1:00:32
Over 40’s : Mike Cunningham in a time of 34:37
Over 50’s : Ger Griffin in a time of 42:38
Over 60’s : Pat Conway in a time of 43:37
There were a number of special prizes for walkers/runners which were drawn after the event. All these details will be on the website by Wednesday – thanks to Diageo for the sponsorship of these prizes.