Kilmurry NS Fun Run – A Victory for Community Spirit

Echoes of local man Mike Flynn resonated through the fields of Cordal on Friday evening as the Kilmurry National School annual 5K Fun Run took place. The weather could not have been more perfect, with its bright blue skies and gentle breeze. This had already set the scene for great evening of enjoyment for all and spirits were on a high. There was a fantastic turnout for the occasion, with over 170 registering on the night.

Report: Therese Kearney. Photographs: Nora Fealey

The participants ranged from the experienced professionals to the tiny toddlers. The first male to cross the finish line was the renowned Arthur Fitzgerald, he received a sponsored fuel voucher from Kearney’s Shop. The fastest lady was the school’s very own sixth class pupil, Clodagh Enright.

She was presented with a prize kindly sponsored by Walsh Bros Electrical. Medals, kindly sponsored by Mary Teresa Kelliher from Hair Affair,  were given to each child when they finished the fun run.
Janette Ryan-Rahilly and Eilish O’Leary played a huge role on the night. They took numbers and times of each participant.  It all added a true sense of professionalism to the event.
After the race the participants and supporters made their way into Cordal Community Centre, where the school’s pro-active parents’ association had prepared a fantastic spread of sandwiches and cakes for all who had attended the event. A special word of thanks to Neilus Lyons and Garvey’s SuperValu for refreshments and Centra, Castleisland for their generosity.

Events like these don’t happen overnight. The staff of Kilmurry N.S. would like to express its gratitude to all parents, stewards, sponsors and members of the local community who helped out with this memorable event. A great sense of community spirit was shown on the night and most importantly, fun was had by all.

The first 100 times can be viewed online on the school website by clicking here: