THE Bellurgan FC/St Peter’s AC One Mile Road Race Challenge took place on Friday July 20 with Martin Quinn of Dunleer AC splitting the Costello Brothers from Star of the Sea in a time of 4:43.
Colin Costello won in a very fast 4:43, with Martin 2nd in 4:44, with Cormac Costello finishing in 4:50. Gary Cambell from Dunleer U15s had a great run in 4:53.
First Over 40 male was Brian Lynch of NER in a time of 4:56, with 2nd Over 40 Gerry Kenny in 5:25 with Brian Lynch 6:16. In the Ladies Over 40, Anne McKee ran an impressive 6:19 with Bernadette Muckian close at her heels with 6:22.
The One Mile Run took place along a straight flat course from Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant to Flynn Park, the Bellurgan United FC grounds.
A big thank you to Jim Gonnelly of North East Runners for accurately measuring the course and to Ruairi from Chip It for the timing. A big thank you also to the race sponsors - Bradleys Pharmacy in Carlingford, QME mining equipment, Patrick Hanlon, Bellurgan Presision, Andrew Donnelly, Hyundai Ireland and Peter Doran Motors, Ballymascanlon House hotel, Fitzpatrick’s Bar and Restaurant and to Aidan Stewart for his wonderful Photos and Pat Duffy Lead Car Driver.
Profits from the night will be used for the benefit of Bellurgan United. This progressive football club was established in 1936 and currently has in excess of 300 members aged from six to adults.
The club activities include a summer programme for six to nine-year-olds. During the soccer season, which runs from September to May, the club field’s 17 teams catering for 10-year-olds up to seniors.
The underage teams play in the Dundalk Schoolboys’ League, while two senior teams play in the Meath and District League.
The club is always seeking to raise additional funds to help with the upkeep of the excellent facilities at Flynn Park and to ease the financial pressure of running so many teams which provide a popular sporting outlet for young people from throughout the Cooley peninsula