€3,000 raised for St Patrick’s dur­ing Three Le­gends 6km run

Enniscorthy Guardian - - PICTURES - By PÁDRAIG BYRNE

THERESA CASH, Joe Cash and Tony Wick­ham were three faces that could reg­u­larly be seen out run­ning and tak­ing part in marathons and races all over the coun­try, and they were well and truly re­mem­bered in David­stown re­cently as peo­ple came from all over to take part in The Three Le­gends 6k.

The run was the brain­child of Donie Colfer who de­cided it was a fit­ting way to re­mem­ber three le­gends with David­stown roots.

‘ Tony, Joe and Theresa al­ways raised money for char­ity through their run­ning,’ he ex­plained.

‘ Tony in par­tic­u­lar did a lot for St Patrick’s Spe­cial School and we de­cided they were the ideal cause to ben­e­fit.

‘ To me, all three are le­gends for the races they ran and the marathons they did and that’s where we got the name.’

While ini­tially, it was Donie’s plan to have around 60 peo­ple hit the road on the 6k course, with a fundrais­ing goal of around €1,000 set in his mind, he was blown away by the re­sponse and was de­lighted to greatly ex­ceeded his ex­pec­ta­tions.

‘It was a fan­tas­tic day and peo­ple came from all over,’ he said.

‘ We were blessed with the turnout and blessed with the weather. The whole thing went even bet­ter than I thought it would.

‘We had 115 peo­ple took part on the day and in the end we raised just over €3,000, which we’re de­lighted with.’

The money raised will no doubt be put to great use as staff and stu­dents of St Patrick’s get set to move into their new state of the art school build­ing next year.

Donie wished to thank ev­ery­one who took part and played any part in the event’s suc­cess, par­tic­u­larly Olympic who pro­vided great sup­port.

Donie said that given the suc­cess of the Three Le­gends run and walk, it is hoped it might just be­come an an­nual oc­cur­rence on the roads around David­stown.

The Dobbs and Twomey fam­i­lies at The 3 Le­gends 6K Run, Jog, Walk, in aid of St. Patrick’s Spe­cial School, on Sun­day.

Start of The 3 Le­gends 6K Run, Jog, Walk,

Win­nie O’Con­nor and Edel Kenny.

Cen­giz Ce­lik and Des Killeen.

Angela McDon­ald, Siob­han Fen­lon and Mary Mur­phy.

Cather­ine Jor­dan, Paula Doyle and Nancy Doyle.

Han­nah Colclough and Noreen Wick­ham .

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