The club held a 10km/ 5km walk last Saturday to raise funds for floodlights which the club hope to put in place in 2012. The run started at 12.30pm and there were 25 runners who took part. Our thanks to all of them who braved the journey.
Paddy Clifford, formely of Laune Rangers in Killorglin and now a popular National School teacher in Shanbally NS was the first to cross the line up by the pitch, in a impressive time of 40 minutes. All the others passed the finishing points in respectable times. The walkers were out at 12.45pm. The main talking point afterwards was the fact that Sid Kidney from the Girls Football club beat current player Todds Sweeney. They had a bet on together and whoever lost would have to wear the clothes of choice of the victor. So Todds had to wear a bra and skirt down the Shamrock Bar afterwards! A special word of congratulation to the 5 women who took part and they more than held their own, led home by Elaine Twomey, daughter of our Treasurer John.
However, the main object of the day was to raise funds for our project and the club would like to thank everyone who contributed, whether it was by sponsoring, taking a sponsorship card, running, walking or just being present on the day. As compere John Twomey (Ringaskiddy) said afterwards in his speech, the community spirit is alive and well in the community. It was a great day for the entire club and hopefully it will go a long way towards the floodlights on the bottom pitch.
The following helped out and were stewards on the day and again, our thanks to them – Tony O’Sullivan, Pat McCarthy, Joe McCarthy, John Jordan, Kieran Kramer, Terence O’Keeffe, Noel Murphy, Sammy O’ Driscoll, Christy Wade, Diarmuid Murphy and Peter Crowley (Brittany Ferries Duty!), Ann Hitchmough, Rosarie Hayes, Kevin O’Grady and Kieran Lynam. Our thanks also to our Secretary John Twomey (Shanbally) who was on duty collecting money all morning and a special thanks to the members of the Garda Síochána from Carrigaline, led by Damien Craven, a former player and also to the Order of Malta, led by Fr Pat O’ Donovan, Monkstown, who were on safety/welfare duty.