Rathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer services

first_imgTwitter LimerickNewsRathkeale fundraiser for vital Cancer servicesBy Alan Jacques – September 2, 2019 1287 Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleGarda graduates march to an educational beat at University of LimerickNext articleNew marketing campaign to get more students into Limerick city centre Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Linkedin INDEPENDENT councillor Richard O’Donoghue and Fine Gael councillor Adam Teskey have come together with the family of the late Francie Meade to raise funds for the Mid West Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Francie Meade of Five Roads, Rathkeale passed away after a brief but brave battle with cancer on September 22 last year. During his treatment his wife Geraldine and sons Bryan and Andrew stayed at Brú Columbanus in Cork and will never forget the kindness they were met with from this voluntary organisation in their time of need.In Francie Meade’s memory his family and many friends will now host a fundraising weekend in Rathkeale on September 28 and 29 to raise money for vital cancer care services. All of the money raised will be donated to Mid Western Cancer Foundation and Brú Columbanus.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Andrew, Geraldine and Bryan Meade planning the memorial weekend in memory of Francie Meade.The fundraising weekend will kick off with a soccer tournament on Saturday September 28 at Rathkeale Astro Turf (Rathkeale AFC) from 4.30pm.On Sunday, September 29, a Road Run featuring vintage and modified cars, vintage and modern tractors, and motorbikes will commence from the Five Cross Roads. Registration will take place at the Five Roads Service Station from 10.30am.  Also on the day there will be afternoon tea and a cake sale at the Parish Hall in Rathkeale from 2 to 6pm.Cllr O’Donoghue and Cllr Teskey are urging all to get behind this very worthy cause and to remember Francie Meade – a man, they say that “helped many and always went out of his way to help those in need”. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Advertisement Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash center_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Facebook Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp TAGSBrú ColumbanusCllr Adam TeskeyCllr Richard O’DonoghueFrancie MeadelimerickMid West Cancer FoundationRathkeale WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Dan Curts qualifies for NCAA national XC meet

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 Dan Curts FILE PHOTOELLSWORTH — Iowa State University freshman Dan Curts has wasted no time in making his presence felt on the Cyclone cross-country team this fall.On Nov. 1, Curts finished 10th overall in the Big 12 Cross-country Championships at Kansas University, leading the Cyclones to a third place finish, behind Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.The former Ellsworth Eagle standout was the first freshman to finish, completing the 8,000-meter course in 24 minutes and 29.3 seconds, just 21 seconds off the winning time.On Friday at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill., Curts again led the Cyclones and was the top overall freshman, placing fifth in the 10,000-meter race in 30:16.4.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThat was just seven seconds off the winning time posted by senior Kirubel Erassa of Oklahoma State.The Cyclones placed third, coming up just short in the bid to earn an at-large selection to the NCAA Championships this coming weekend at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind.But Curts, who was among the field’s top 20 runners for the entirety of the race, earned an individual berth at the national meet as one of the top five finishers.The Cyclones reported that Curts used a strong kick over the final kilometer of the race, passing seven runners en route to his fifth place finish. Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. [email protected] Biocenter_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more