Date Move Worked For Paudie Fitzmaurice Tractor Run

The move from November inland to the end of September certainly worked for the ad-hoc organising committee of the annual Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run.

Held on Sunday, the run enjoyed its best weather day on this its third outing. The huge cavalcade left the accommodating grounds of Brosna GAA Club close to the appointed time of 11am.

The warmth of the sunshine allowed for groups of supporters and admirers to gather at various vantage points along the route.

Spokesman, Danny Kelliher sent the following piece on the run in which he thanks all those involved in the success of the day.

“On behalf of the ad-hoc organising committee of the Paudie Fitzmaurice Tractor and Vintage Run, Paudie’s Family in Castleisland and Brosna and the Parents and Children involved with St. Francis Special School, we would like to say thank you all the tractor, vintage car and motor bike drivers who turned out to make this year’s Tractor Run such a success.

This is the third year of the run and considering all the events, GAA and otherwise taking place on Sunday, it makes the contribution of the men and women who turned up to make the trip from Brosna, through Cordal and onto Castleisland all the more special.

It has been commented on by people viewing the run as it passed on its way that the contrast between the vintage tractors and the more modern and powerful machines is what really makes the event such an enjoyable spectacle.

St. Francis School attached to the St Mary of the Angels in Beaufort is the very worthy beneficiary of the Tractor Run this year. As the work continues to build new classrooms and provide more and better services to their pupils, the proceeds of the event will hopefully assist in some way to make these goals possible.

Thanks especially to the O’Callaghan family for the work done in helping to make the day such a success. Thanks to the Crumb Restaurant in Castleisland for providing the very welcome and excellent refreshments. Thanks to Kearney’s Bar for their hospitality on the day and sincere thanks to the many sponsors of prizes for our raffle.

Club Thanks to Brosna GAA for allowing the use of their car park and facilities and also thanks to Jim O’Connor and the committee of Castleisland Co-Op Mart for their co-operation. Thanks to the members of An Garda Síochána and all the stewards who gave their time and assistance and co-operation.”