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.