Races Charity Presentation 2018 Worth €7,680 to Local Causes

Castleisland Races Committee members with representatives of cheque recipients at the annual post races presentation ceremony at Tom McCarthy’s Central Bar on Friday night. Front row: Timmy Murphy (left) with: Mags O’Sullivan, Kay Reidy, Charlie Farrelly, committee chairman; Lacey Kerins-Reidy and Pat Hartnett, committee PRO. Back from left: Tom O’Sullivan, Louise McCarthy, Mary O’Sullivan, Kathleen Brosnan, Denise Griffin, Emer Nelligan, Bill Reidy, Donal Nelligan, Tara Howarth and Luke Scollard. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Kerry Stars Special Olympics Club mentors and athletes with their cheque for €2,000 which they received from the proceeds of the recently held Castleisland Races at Tom McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. Included are, front: John Paul Doyle, Glenbeigh; Martina McCarthy, Killarney; Antoinette O’Leary, Gneeveguilla and Mary Claire McCarthy, Currow. Back row: Tom Tobin, Killarney; Ger O’Mahony, Knocknagoshel; Kevin Looney, Killarney; Gary O’Sullivan, Castleisland; Luke Scollard, Scartaglin, Jonathan Kerins, Castleisland and Joan O’Connor, Killarney. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Castleisland Race Committee had great pleasure in presenting cheques to the various beneficiaries of the proceeds of the fund-raising associated with the recent race festival.

Local Charities Benefit

First up was Castleisland and District Social Club which received €500 toward its Christmas party for the elderly.

Scoil Muire Gan Smal received €2,080 as a result of the Drive-in Bingo. Glebe Lodge Residential Home received €800 from the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5km and 10km fun run.

€7,680 in Total

Kerry Stars Special Olympics Committee received €2,000.

Scoil Ide, Curranes National School received €1,800 and St. Ita’s and St. Joseph’s Special Needs School, Tralee received €500.

The amount raised and presented this year came to €7,680 and it brought the total figure gifted to local charities to over €140,000.

Thanks to Contributors 

“The committee wishes to thank all who took part in the various events The sponsors, our hard working committee and all who made contributions,” said PRO Pat Hartnett.

Special Thanks to Sponsors

“A special thanks to land owner Maurice Brosnan and to our main sponsor Mort Reidy of ROL Construction of London and Knocknagoshel and Kelly Brothers of Ballydesmond and anyone who helped in any way,” said Mr. Hartnett.


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