Sunday 20 October 2019

Kerr to give prizes at first charity drive

FORMER Ireland manager Brian Kerr, who now guides the fortunes of the Faroe Islands, will present the prizes at Wexford Motor Club's first Vintage Classic and Sports Car Charity Drive.

The event was launched in the Irishtown, New Ross, on Sunday by cathaoirleach Victor Furness in front of a crowd of over 100 people and 20 beautiful vintage cars.

The event will take to the roads on Sunday, April 11, as a fundraiser for the Friends ofWexford General Hospital. The route will start in New Ross, heading down to the quay, past the Dunbrody Famine Ship, then out to Camblin and past the Kennedy Park gardens and then to Ballykerogue, Horeswood and Dunbrody Abbey.

From there it's on to Duncannon village, Templetown coastal route, the Hook drive and to Fethard-on-Sea.

The vehicles will then do the loop through Grange and on to Saltmills and St. Kearns. Then it is Wellingtonbridge for an optional fuel service, before travelling on to Ballystown, Green Road, Carrig-on-Bannow, Cullenstown, Lough and stopping for lunch in Scaville's Lodge, Duncormick.

From there the run will head on through Rathangan, Baldwinstown, Murrintown and on to Johnstown Castle, back to the main road through Rathaspeck, through the Whitford and Barntown roundabouts and back to the Irishtown for judging and prize giving.

Entries have started and already there are a few Ferraris. The entry fee is ¤25. Contact Pat Caulfield on 087 2524113 or Margo Doyle on 087 2465623 for further details.

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