Huge crowds enjoy run in the sun for St. Joseph's GAA
The sun made a welcome appearance for this year's St. Joseph's fun run and walk, with many of the participants enjoying a refreshing dip in the sea and a barbeque after the event.
Over 170 people of all ages walked and ran along Ballinesker Beach to raise funds for St. Joseph's GAA Club. According to Club Chairman Wayne Rogan, the number of participants has doubled since the inaugural run last year.
'It is really going from strength to strength,' he said. 'We haven't counted the funds yet but things are looking good. We're delighted.'
All of the money raised will go towards St. Joseph's GAA, who will use it to pay back loans for their new pitch at Whiterock Hill. The club recently secured a nine-acre site from NAMA at Whiterock where it has been playing matches for the past two years.
Owing to the success of this year's event, which Wayne credits to organiser Brendan Corish, the club are hoping to make the run an annual addition to the local calendar. They are hopeing to attract at least 200 participants next year.