O’Byrne and Kealy land Maeve Devlin Cup

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.

Pos Men Club Time Pos Women Club
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