Run for Joy to say thank you

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

SUN­DAY was a great day for all as Castleis­land hosted an out­stand­ing event ‘Run for Joy.’

It was or­gan­ised as a thank you to the lo­cals who sup­ported Miriam Joy and her Gofundme page which raised over €230k in July.

The day was a huge suc­cess and the weather helped too as all the events took place in and around An Riocht Ath­letic Club

The 5k fam­ily fun run took place at 11am through the streets and roads of the town.

“Lo­cal busi­nesses ral­lied be­hind the or­gan­is­ers and An Riocht kindly al­lowed use of their state of the art fa­cil­ity for the event,” said co-or­gan­iser, Tadhg McGil­licuddy.

“Kerry foot­ball stars: Marc O Se, Kieran Don­aghy, Paul Mur­phy, Bren­dan O Sul­li­van and David Mo­ran were there on the day tak­ing part in the fun and rat­tling off spot prizes.

“These prizes were sup­plied by lo­cal com­pa­nies like Crow­ley’s Phar­macy and Gar­vey’s Su­per­Valu.

“It was a great com­mu­nity ef­fort which got be­hind the Joy and Fitzgerald fam­i­lies. Miriam was there on the day and she re­ally en­joyed her­self and she was de­lighted with the sup­port and ef­fort made by the town,” said Tadhg.

Photo by John Reidy

Keep­ing the show go­ing at the Run for Joy / Miriam Joy Fam­ily Fun Day at An Ríocht AC were: Gerdie Mur­phy, Tadhg McGil­licuddy, Daniel O’Con­nor and Mar­cÓSé.

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