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Joe’s 5k victory

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A truly enjoyable day was had by Delvin Youthreach staff and students on Wednesday  June 17th. We had the pleasure of being invited to Ballymahon Youthreach’s inaugural 5k fun run/walk in aid of the Ballymahon Defibrillator Group. The day was particularly poignant for Ballymahon Youthreach as last year a valued member of staff Sean Callaghan sadly passed away.

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We arrived to a welcoming and well organised event with only a few clouds in the sky. The four Youthreach centres were in attendance ie. Delvin, Kilbeggan, Ballymahon and Longford. It was great to mingle with students and staff alike. We were greeted with smiles and high vis jackets and packs for the students.
The route along the Royal Canal was a delight and the sun came out.

The 5k (I have my suspicions it was nearer 6k) was soon completed and we returned to a plentiful supply of refreshments and more importantly tea. Soon afterwjoe 6kards we went inside and took part in a lovely medal ceremony where every student was presented with a medal of participation.


CONGRATULATIONS to our very own student, Joe Nevin, who came in first with a time of approximately nineteen minutes.


We are very proud of Joe, who was determined and had no doubt he was going to be placed first. Joe was quietly overjoyed to be presented with a fabulous trophy and was busy showing everyone on the bus home. A great day was had by all concerned and congratulations to Ballymahon Youthreach for arranging such a truly poignant but fun day.


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