Massey loads of fun at trac­tor run

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

THERE was a great turnout at the week­end as char­ity Trac­tor Run Kerry held an event to raise much needed funds for Mul­ti­ple Scle­ro­sis Tralee and the Emly Ward at Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal Kerry.

Over 80 trac­tors took part with the con­voy reach­ing up to two miles in length.

The trac­tors set off from the Rose Ho­tel in Tralee on Sun­day morn­ing mak­ing their way to Abbey­dor­ney where they stopped at the Sports Com­plex.

The run then con­tin­ued onto Ard­fert, stop­ping at the Oys­ter Tav­ern in the Spa be­fore re­turn­ing to the Rose Ho­tel via Blen­nerville.

“A big ef­fort was put in by so many peo­ple in mak­ing this a very suc­cess­ful event,” said or­gan­iser Mor­gan OFla­herty from Abbey­dor­ney/Der­ry­more.

“I’d like to sin­cerely thank all who par­tic­i­pated in the event. Peo­ple trav­elled, gave their time and do­nated very gen­er­ously and raised money for two very wor­thy causes,” said Mro­gan.

“Also thanks to Tim Breen and friends who or­gan­ised the mo­tor­bikes and kept the traf­fic man­age­ment of this event un­der con­trol and Ber­nadette Cronin who helped with the regis­tra­tions,” said Mor­gan.

“Thanks also to Tralee Garda for their pres­ence and sup­port with traf­fic man­age­ment on the day; to all who col­lected and do­nated money in the buck­ets and to the cam­era men who could be seen along the route.”

“Thanks to Lee Strand who spon­sored the plaques, the Rose Ho­tel who sup­plied teas and cof­fees in the morn­ing and to Ir­ish Mar­quees in Tralee for their mar­quee for reg­is­tra­tion.

“Thanks also to the Sports Com­plex in Abbey­dor­ney and the Oys­ter Tav­ern Spa for pro­vid­ing their fa­cil­i­ties and food on the day. We also re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the in­cred­i­ble gen­eros­ity of Buck­leys Lis­towel, Ed­die Slat­tery of Delaval Tralee, Elec­tric and Diesel En­gi­neers Tralee (Lu­cas), Gearys John Deere garage Limerick, Kerry Trac­tors Ltd in Tralee, Kate Brownes Restau­rant in Ard­fert, At­lantic Oils Ard­fert and Gib­bons Fill­ing Sta­tion Ho­rans Tralee who pro­vided spot prizes,” said Mor­gan.

Over €3,500 was raised and this will be pre­sented to the char­i­ties in the com­ing days.

A re­peat of the event is planned for next year.

Photo John Cleary

Some of the par­tic­i­pants who en­joyed the Char­ity Trac­tor Run Kerry event on Sun­day.

Jake Kelly, David Daly, Tadgh Kerins, Thomas O’Con­nor, Padraic O’Cal­laghan and Jack Su­grue at the Char­ity Trac­tor Run Kerry which set off from The Rose Ho­tel in Tralee on Sun­day morn­ing.

Photo John Cleary

Neil, Emma and Aine Ah­ern at the Char­ity Trac­tor Run Kerry event at the week­end.

Photo John Cleary

Ja­son Clif­forde, Elfa Asa­rina, and Peter Car­mody at The Rose Ho­tel ahead of the trac­tor run on Sun­day.

Photo John Cleary

Paul, Ja­son, Tr­ish and Cait­lyn Browne,Cian Smith, Ross Spillane, Peter But­ler and Colm Spillane at the Trac­tor run.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.