Breaking: William Hughes and Linda Grogan win Holycross NS 5k Fun and Walk

Noel Dundon

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Noel Dundon

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Holycross NS Fun Run and Walk

Getting ready for the off - the participants of Holycross NS' Fun Run and Walk ready for the starting gun this evening.

A great turnout for the fourth annual run as young and old alike complete the course.

There was a great turnout for the fourth annual Holycross National School 5km Fun Run and Walk this evening with young and old alike taking to the course with great enthusiasm.

Deputy Michael Lowry, a past pupil of the school, got the race underway at 7:30pm and just over sixteen minutes later, Thurles Crokes William Hughes came home in first place, followed closely by the first lady home, Linda Grogan of Dundrum AC.

There was a great atmosphere throughout the course with stewards and official on duty to ensure the safety of participants and motorists alike. The posse was joined by many staff members of St Michaels with Eileen McCullagh and Anne Digan coming home as second and third ladies respectively. Also joining in the event was Parish Priest of Holycross Ballycahill, Rev Fr Celsus Tierney.

And, there was plenty of beverages and food afterwards in St Michaels Community Centre where participants had the opportunity to refuel after the testing course, before the prizes were presented by school Principal, Mr Ger Corbett.

It was a great occasion for the pupils, staff, Parents Association, Board of Management and friends of St Michael's NS.