Jason O’Byrne and Annette Kealy landed the inaugural Maeve Devlin Cup on a balmy summers evening at the Lord Mayor of Raheny series.
A very big field split over two races took part, to honour our beloved friend Maeve who passed away in December 2019.
Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club is and always has been a family club and no one in all my involvement with the club epitomised the club’s spirt as did Maeve Develin.
Maeve made everyone feel welcome, she ran every race for the fun of it. Maeve supported every athlete young or old, she helped out before and after every race and supported every club function.
Sport isn’t just about winning, there’s an awful lot more to it than that and Maeve Devlin was the embodiment of that meaning.
The size of the field, including so many of Maeve’s friends were a real tribute to Maeve Devlin, it is Raheny Shamrock’s honour to host a competition in her honour.
Special mention must go to Maeve’s friend Bob Quinn who spoke so eloquently pre-race in tribute of Maeve and Maeve’s friends who hung the special paintings road side.
The race results are below, the 2020 Lord Mayor of Raheny Two Mile series continues on Tuesday July six incorporating the 2021 Donagh Lynch sealed handicap.
|1||Jason O’Byrne||Sli Culainn||9.55||1||Annette Kealy||Raheny Shamrock||11.08|
|2||Alan Duffy||Parnell AC||10.04||2||Edel Gaffney||Trim AC||11.22|
|3||Rory O’Sullivan||Raheny Shamrock||10.30||3||Ciara Brady||Sportsworld||11.56|
|O/35||Ken Nolan||Raheny Shamrock||10.37||O/35||Aileen Cooke||Raheny Shamrock||13.28|
|O/40||Ronan Wogan||Bohermeen||10.36||O/40||Caitriona Costello||Raheny Shamrock||14.09|
|O/45||Eric Champ||Raheny Shamrock||11.02||O/45||Dee O’Connor||Raheny Shamrock||15.04|
|O/50||Dave O’Hara||Raheny Shamrock||11.57||O/50||Jenny Colbert||Raheny Shamrock||14.02|
|O/55||Dave Woods||Raheny Shamrock||11.49||O/55||Helena Corcoran||Raheny Shamrock||15.09|
|O/60||Christy Reilly||Raheny Shamrock||14.07||O/60||Bernie Manley||Raheny Shamrock||15.37|
|O/65||Ciaran O’Coigligh||Raheny Shamrock||16.01||O/65||Patricia Lorigan||Raheny Shamrock||18.29|
|O/70||Dave Brady||Raheny Shamrock||19.55||O/70||June Comiskey||Raheny Shamrock||18.28|
|Jnr||Marcus O’Sullivan||Raheny Shamrock||10.48||Jnr||Cara Griffin||Raheny Shamrock||13.11|