Tuesday, 10 January 2012



The Captain's Run took place in Walshtown Woods on Xmas Eve at 12 Noon over four miles. This was a handicap run where the slowest predicted time was let off first.

Great fun was had by all who attended with the entry fee being donated in full to St Vincent De Paul. Great refreshments were provided by the Captain and his catering crew.

The winners of the ladies race was Carrie Higgins and the male winner was Barry Aherne.

A big thanks must go to all the brave athletes who took part and especially to Captain Edmond who put in such a huge effort in organising the occasion, providing refreshments and even leading the gathering in a rendition of a famous Christmas Carol. Edmond has strived over the past few months to find a suitable date for this event, but it looks like he has struck a real winner. – Roll on Christmas Eve 2012, healthy fresh air, good craic, smashing refreshments and of course another Christmas Carol. – “Well done captain”.


Best Wishes to our colleague Margaret Jones who is undertaking the ‘ART O’NEILL CHALLENGE EARLY ON SATURDAY MORNING, YES REALLY EARLY ON SATURDAY MORNING … read on…

The Art O'Neill Challenge is a 55k adventure from Dublin Castle to Glenmalure Valley starting at midnight, going through dawn and deep into the Wicklow Mountains.
Although the Challenge is one of the toughest events on the calendar, it is achievable by a wide range of folk and we revel in helping everyone achieve personal milestones by finishing this epic journey. The challenge marks a defining moment in Irish history as participants retrace the 1592 prison escape of Red Hugh O Donnell and Art O Neill from Dublin Castle.

Many congratulations are extended to our club vice captain Marc Dalton and his wife Nicola on the recent birth of their first child, a bouncing baby boy. Word has it that Marc is already leading his young son astray by dressing him in gear favouring some soccer team from Old Trafford?


- A message now from our club colleague Bernie Twomey as she seeks help for a really worthy cause. Maybe some of you may be able to be of assistance, particularly in view of the fund raising night which is taking place at McDaid’s Bar on Friday January 27th.


Immunisation 4 life is (www.immuisation4life.com) is an organisation which sends medical staff to Africa to immunise children against measles which is one of the biggest killers of young children in Africa. The Volunteers work in conjunction with Neri Clinics Limited in Zambia which is also an an Irish charity. It is committed to excellence in health care and providing an accessible primary care health service to the identified community in great need in the Linda compound in Luska in Zambia.
The Volunteers from Immunisation 4 life delivered healthcare services to women and children who attend the health centre in the Linda compound. A further group of Volunteers will go to Zambia in March 2012 to provide the necessary health care services to the people who attend the clinic.
Club Members may make a donation of any sort i.e. clothes, unwanted Christmas presents to sell on the night, I will gladly take them off their hands.
My contact number is 087 2311688 and Hilary (the nurse who is heading to Zambia), mobile number is 087 2576337.

Bernie Twomey


Come to our charity event, Buy an item and Help Save a life!

A clothes event with a difference will take place in the Imokilly Room, (upstairs), McDaids, Midleton on Friday 27 January from 8pm to 10pm.

Entry fee on the night is €5 which will entitled you to:
• A free glass of wine
The chance for bargain hunters to pick up items ranging from ladies clothing to perfume sets from as little as €2!
• A book reading from local author Mairead O’Driscoll