Fireworks set off over Youghal Bay during the annual Queen Of The Sea Festival.
Some of the contestants at the launch of the annual Queen Of The Sea Festival which will take place in Youghal on July 12th, 13th and 14th. The festival will help to raise funds for Youghal RNLI and Childline.
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Mollie Kiely, Youghal, Jason Innes, Youghal, Jake McCarthy, Gortroe, and Sarah Williams, Pilmore, launching the first Gortroe 5k Fun Run & Walk which will be held in Gortroe Village on Thursday May 9th to raise funds for Clonpriest National School.
The first Gortroe 5k Fun Run & Walk is being held on Thursday May 9th to raise funds for Clonpriest National School.
Everyone is welcome, whether you are a competitive runner building up your speed, a brisk walker on a health drive or just wanting a gentle stroll around the picturesque route.
Gortroe village promises a great atmosphere on the evening and refreshments will be supplied for all participants. Prizes will be awarded for Men’s and Ladies’ races: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, and 1st Over 40, Over 45 and Over 50. With some spot prizes for the less competitive!
Éadaoín O’Neill, a teacher at Clonpriest NS and member of East Cork Athletic Club, is well known in local running circles “I’ve been racing in competitions for many years and I am delighted to be doing it now to support my own school.”
The Gortroe 5k route is on flat roads which have been measured so it provides an ideal event for runners to improve their running times in the lead in to a busy summer season and also makes for a very enjoyable walk.
Bring your friends and family and make your way to Gortroe Village on May 9th, walkers start at 6.45pm and runners begin at 7.30pm.
Registration can be done on the website beforehand or in the Gortroe Community Hall on the evening. The entry fee of €8 is payable at the event. The Gortroe 5k is open to anyone over 12 years old, and under 16’s will need supervision at the start and end of the route. Sponsors include Aquatrek, SuperValu Youghal and TRInRUN. More details can be found on www.clonpriest5k.com
Tommy Roche, retired Station Officer, Youghal Fire Brigade, handing over the keys of the station to newly appointed Station Officer, Ger Gleeson, who has twenty seven years of service, and newly appointed Sub Station Officer, Lys Sweeney, who has twenty two years of service.
Tommy has served in Youghal Fire Brigade for over thirty one years since he joined in November, 1981. He was promoted to driver in 1986 and subsequently in 1997 he was promoted to Sub Station Officer. Tommy took over as Station Officer in 1999.
Davy Russell, representing Ahern’s Seafood with his donkey, ‘Something Fishy’, at the Paddy Power Celebrity Donkey Derby in Youghal. The Donkey Derby is being held to raise funds for Youghal’s Queen Of The Sea Festival which will take place between the 12th and 14th of July, 2013. The festival will be raising funds for Childline and the RNLI.
Ireland’s top jump jockeys returned to the streets of Youghal and went under starters orders as they competed once again in the infamous ‘Paddy Power Celebrity Donkey Derby’. Thousands of people lined the streets to watch Youghal local favourite Jockey, Davy Russell, fresh from his exploits in Cheltenham, do battle against fellow big names such as Jane Mangan, Martin Ferris, Mark Enright, Davy Condon, Danny Mullins, Patrick Mangan, Patrick Mullins, Davy Russell, Declan Lavery, Rachel Blackmore and Paul Towned. Even Ireland and Leinster rugby player, Sean O’Brien was on hand to lend support. The fun derby race saw the professional jockeys navigate through some unexpected obstacles before riding the donkeys along the Main Street of the East Cork Town with Rachel Blackmore, from Tipperary, being the eventual winner.
Mervyn Scott, Chairperson of CRY, Elinor Rivers and Julie Sharkey, Drama Facilitators with St. Raphaels, with Brendan Corrigan, ‘Grandad Delaney’ and Laurence Fitzgerald, ‘The Baker’, both members of St. Raphaels Drama Group, at the Launch of Community Radio Youghal’s new drama series; ” The Delaney’s – Behind The Mic,” written by and starring the St Raphael’s Drama Group and also featuring cameo’s from some of the staff of St Raphael’s.