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Run for SOSAD

During the Carrickroe Festival a 5k Run for Sosad has become an annual event in memory of the late Kieran McAree. This is always well supported and 2018 was no different as the good weather got the crowds out and there was plenty of activity around the Community Centre in Deravoy. This was not about winning but more about participating and supporting an organisation which is doing great work for those suffering from mental ailments. Florence was there representing the organisation and she accepted the cheque when the race was over and the total was €1250. She thanked everyone for the support and said that the money would be spent on delivering the service of SOSAD, which are so much in demand. Geraldine McAree thanked all for their participation and the people of Carrickroe for including this event in the programme for their Festival. She encouraged anyone, especially the young, who is struggling with life to talk - talk to a parent, talk to a friend, talk to someone in SOSAD but talk to someone and don't try to deal with it themselves. There is help available to assist you to cope and deal with life's problems and she gave an example of a person who came to her for help and they did as she suggested and are now getting on with life. However there were winners and the leading male is presented with the Kieran McAree Memorial Cup and this year the winner was Óran Ó Caoláin. He was followed home by Aiden McKenna, Michael Flood and Mark McShane. Helen McCrystal was first Lady home and she was followed by Brenda McCormack and Lauren McCaffrey. The first male Junior was Jack Murphy and the the first Junior Female was Fiona Flood. Well done to all who participated in any way to make this event a success for 2018. Pictorial below but order does not indicate finishing places.

On left is Óran with the Kieran McAree Memorial Cup for 2018. Congratulations on a great run.

To the right is Dean Mullarkey, who was the youngest finisher of the Race and proudly shows off his medal.