Castleisland Races Committee Reaches Donations Level of €144,655

Donal Nelligan (left) with Joan McCarthy and Betty Riordain receiving a cheque for €250 behalf of the Castleisland District Social Club from races committee chairman Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at Tom McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. Photograph: Pat Hartnett.

Castleisland Races Committee presented a number of cheques to local charities in the wake of their activities on the weekend of June 14th to 16th.

The proceeds presented came from the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k road races / fun run and the horse and pony races which were run, respectively, over that weekend.

List of Beneficiaries

The presentation ceremony took place in Tom McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night.

The following is a list of the beneficiaries: Glebe Lodge €500; Kerry Diocesan Youth Services, ,(KDYS) €250; Castleisland District Social Club, €250; Abu Dhabi Olympian Gary O’Sullivan received a voucher for sports gear; Kerry Stars Special Olympic Club received €1,500 – €700 of which was a result of tickets sold by Luke Scollard; the Sliabh Luachra Play Group received €500.

Gratitude to Sponsors and Supporters

The race committee is very grateful to its main sponsor ROL Construction, London and its Knocknagoshel native, CEO Mortimor Reidy for his ongoing support.

The committee is very grateful to its many sponsors who make it all possible also to its hard working committee.

The 20th Year Since Revival

These are the people who prepare the field before and after the races and they issue a special thanks to property owner Maurice Brosnan of Gortatlea Mart for use of the field.

“This the 20th year since the revival of the racing festival and we are proud to say we have donated €144,655 to local charities over that time,” said committee spokesman, Pat Hartnett.

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