St Pats out in force for Tony’s walk
THEY may have braved the very worst of the weekend’s weather on Saturday evening, but they did so knowing that they were doing it all for a very good cause - the Palliative Care Unit at the University Hospital Kerry (UHK).
This was the fourth year of the annual Tony O’Donoghue Memorial Walk and by all accounts, it was one of its most successful years yet, raising close to €2,000 for the chosen charity.
Tony was a well-loved and well-respected stalwart of the St Pat’s GAA club in Blennerville who passed away in September of 2014; the walk was organised by his daughter Andrea, who said that she was delighted with how the day went.
“The attendance was way up on last year and with the weather the way it was, we’re so happy that over 120 people showed up on the day,” said Andrea, speaking on Tuesday.
“We raised over €2,000 on the day which is great money and every single bit of it will go towards the great work of the Palliative Care Unit,” she continued.
The route was a fairly straightforward one which everyone enjoyed and Andrea said that as long as there is an appetite for the walk in the area, she will strive to keep it going for as long as she can.
LEFT: Carol Hickson, Holly O’Brien, Ciara Rogers and Gemma O’Connell pictured at the fourth annual Tony O’Donoghue memorial walk at the Blennerville Windmill car park on Saturday evening.
LEFT: Over 100 people took part in the annual Tony O’Donoghue walk on Saturday evening. ABOVE: Joan Devane, Maura Sullivan, Michelle Jones, Anne Connolly and Andrea O’Donoghue.
Roisín Kerin, Oscar Kerin and Elsin Kerin about to set out on the walk on Saturday.