Posted by Tom Kilgarriff in Sport.

Congratulations to all of Claregalway and the surrounding areas for the massive turnout on Tuesday last for the Claregalway 5k fun-run/walk in aid of the Claregalway and District Day Care Centre.

Over 360 participants took part in the 5k and raised €6,000 for the Claregalway & District Day Care Centre.

First past the finish line was Rob Lennon (Galway City Harriers) in a time of 17 minutes and 57 seconds. Mark Daly (Ennis Track) was second and Michael Harty was third.

Eimear O’Leary (MSB) won the ladies section with Nichola Ní Ceallaigh (Galway City Harriers) in second place and Ciara McCarthy from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir in third position.

Thomas McStay was the first student from Coláiste Bhaile Chláir past the finish line, Ciara McCarthy in second, Aaron Shaughnessy was third and Dillon Killilea fourth.

Full results are available on

Many thanks to all the members and friends of the local Clare River Harriers Athletic Club on their enormous effort in organising and staging this exceptionally successful event. Thank you to Coláiste Bhaile Chláir for the use of the school for registration and refreshments, to the many students who raised sponsorship and took part and assisted in the event, to the parents association for providing and assisting with the refreshments, to all who helped with the distribution of sponsorship cards, to all who participated and sponsored participants and to the following sponsors: Hughes Claregalway, Flynns of Lackagh, Raftery’s Centra, Treat Café, Claregalway Youth Club, ISS Catering Services and Hewlett Packard Galway.