Monday, January 14, 2013

Waterford...Results of the Colligan Cup...Sun 13th Jan 2013

The 25th annual Kiely Monumental Colligan Cup was held on Sunday, the 13th of January 2013 in Colligan Woods just to the North-West of Dungarvan. This was also the first race of four in the Michael Roche Carpets Series.

The full results can be found HERE

1) John Coleman has a gallery HERE 
2) West Waterford AC have two galleries...Album 1 and Album 2

Race report from the organisers West Waterford AC below...
There were celebrations all round with the O’ Dwyer family as Michael Dwyer won the Colligan Cup shield for the second time in the history of the race and he is the only person to have accomplished this feat. Prior to the adult race, the juvenile race took place and it was Michael’s nephew Tony that claimed victory so all in all it was a great day for the O’ Dwyers. It was also a first in that there were so many to have crossed the line before the clock had reached zero so Victor Mullins who created this unique system had an easy enough job in selecting the winner. As already mentioned Michael Dwyer hit the line at exactly 0.00 followed by Ray Hahessy, Gerry Cantwell who is another former winner of this race. In fourth place overall and the first lady was Karen Ryan and in fifth place was Brendan Foran. As Karen was the first lady she claimed the prize for that and so the prize for second lady went to Martina Morrissey, followed by Anna Ballot, Sarah Power and Julie Harty. Those girls all ran together and kept each other going over the mucky conditions so they well deserved their prizes. As is tradition each year at this race, a pair of runners is raffled among all participants (kindly donated by Ger Wyley of Wyley sports) but as this was the 25th year of the race it was decided that the runners would go to the 25th person to cross the line after the clock had reached 0.00 and the lucky winner of the lovely runners this year was Susan Pike, well done to you Susan. It was fast and furious at the end with all the runners gathering together over the last half mile or so, so well done to all the runners that took part and thanks to you all for supporting this great race. Thanks also to all the spectators who came out to support the runners as they covered the three and a half laps of the wood. The winner will have their name inscribed on the plaque in the wood for all to see and the pressure on Michael now will be to see if he can record the treble in 2014!

FIRST FIVE MEN: Michael Dwyer, Ray Hahessy, Gerry Cantwell, John Foley, Brendan Foran  FIRST FIVE WOMEN : Karen Ryan, Martina Morrissey, Anna Ballot, Sarah Power, Julie Harty

Victor and Marie Mullins presents the Mullins family cup to winner Brendan Foran at the Kiely Monumental Colligan cup last Sunday .the prize is present for the first finisher who was running the event for the first time.
Ger Wyley of Ger Wyley sports and Footwear sponsor of a pair on Nike Pegasus runners presents them to Susan Pike who was the 25th person to finish last Sundays 25th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan cup.
Overall winner of the 25th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan cup Michael Dwyer is presented with the cup by sponsor David Kiely also pictured are Karen Ryan 5th, John Foley 4th Ray Hahesy 2nd and Gerry Cantwell 3rd.
Winner of the Colligan Shield for Ladies at last Sundays 25th Annual Kiely Monumental Colligan cup Karen Ryan is presented with the shield by sponsor David Kiely. Also pictured are Julie Harty 5th Martina Morrissey 2nd Anna Ballot 3rd and Sarah Power 4th.
Victor Mullins was the creator of this style of race and each year Victor is present to pick the winner of the race. With the last number of years, Victor also awards the Victor Mullins Cup to the first person on the right side of the clock that has never ran the Colligan Cup before. This year’s winner, Brendan Foran of Clonea Power was glad he made the trip to the wood as not only was he the fifth man overall in the race but he was also the winner of Victor’s cup, so well done to you Brendan. Our thanks go to Victor for his help and involvement with this race each year and for his award......West Waterford AC

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