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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Sonia O’Sullivan Cobh 10 Mile Race

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Notice from Ballymore Cobh A.C.

The Sonia O’Sullivan Cobh 10 Mile Race – Sunday 29th of April 2018 @ 09:30

Dear fellow residents of Great Island,

We’re delighted to announce that the upcoming Sonia O’Sullivan Cobh 10 Race has completey sold out!

With over 1,000 people registered, it promises to be the biggest road race that Cobh has seen in decades!

Formerly The Great Island 10, it has been very well supported over the years thanks to the goodwill of the people of this island. People just like you.

The great lady herself, Sonia O’Sullivan, will be in attendance and would love to have big crowds around to welcome and cheer on all the runners.
And again this year, the Irish Cancer Society will benefit from this event.

It is in this spirit of goodwill that we humbly ask any person/group who may be in a position to volunteer a couple of hours of their time on the day to please contact our race coordinator, Terry Murphy.
Terry can be contacted via phone call or text message @ 0876750418.

Whether it be assisting with parking and directions, start/finish line or road stewarding, providing support with signage, water stations, offering refreshments in the Community Centre, etc., any time you can give would be of immense help to us in providing a first class event for participants, spectators and residents alike.

We will be setting up from 07:00, (race starts @ 09:30), and aim to finish an hour or two after the final person has crossed the finish line.

Please contact Terry Murphy with your mobile number and whatever hours you are available for and he will assign you a task for that time.

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Cobh Community Centre give generous donation to St. Vincent De Paul

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The cheque of €500 was presented to St. Vincent de Paul on Tuesday evening at the Community Centre. It was part of the proceeds from the Centre’s ‘Christmas Variety Concert’. John Coleman, Chairman of the Cobh Community Centre, thanked all the groups that performed at the concert last December, including nearby colleges St. Mary’s National School, Bunscoil Rinn an Chabhlaigh and Scoil Iosaef. Members of the Fundraising Committee – Manager, Gwen O’Halloran, Majella Smith, Martin O’Leary and Catherine Jefferson – also expressed their appreciation for the spirited and uplifting performances that were given last December by the Children’s Theatre, the Cope Foundation Day Unit, Pop & Rock and the Carrigtwohill Gospel Choir. Thanking the Cobh Community Centre, Liz O’Driscoll and Aine O’Regan from St. Vincent de Paul said, “Our charity receives much focus around Christmas time, which is a great thing, but our work is ongoing, year-round. Therefore, donations at this time of year are especially important to us.”

The Chairman used the presentation of the cheque to St. Vincent de Paul to announce ambitious plans to increase the usage of the Centre’s many and varied facilities. John noted, “Cobh Community Centre has great potential for hosting a variety of both community and commercial activities as well as training sessions. We offer convenience plus first-class facilities. That’s a package that’s hard to top! We are also constantly expanding and upgrading our classes and events. So, there is something here for everyone in the Cobh community…the Centre literally does what it says on the tin!”

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