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The sun shone again for us in 2003 and our run was a great day.  A photographer from the News & Star took photos for the paper.  Paul Power and Niall Fitzgerald were joint winners and Melissa McInerney was the fastest girl.  Ms O'Loughlin was the first teacher home.  Once again we had lovely apples from Mr. & Mrs. Little, and a surprise visitor!!

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Lets get ready! Feeding time
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A visit from a witch!

"On your marks!!"

The sun shone for the first time in many days for our  Fun Run 2002.  Warm-ups were completed in the yard and the run began at 9.45 a.m.
The senior classes were first to begin , closely followed by the rest of the classes.  The junior classes completed a shorter course. Many spectators lined the course and gave encouragement to the runners.
Niall Donnelly was the first pupil to cross the finishing line, Niall Fitzgerald was second and Paul Power in third place.  Mary Clare Dunphy was the first girl. Ms. Doris was the first teacher home.

Special thanks to Mr. & Mrs. Philip Little who generously gave several boxes of lovely apples for all the competitors.
Thank you also to all the parents who helped as stewards and distributed milk and apples at the finish.
The pictures are thumbnails.  To enlarge please click on the photo.

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Not only Eve took an apple Miss Moroney and class Miss Ho, Mrs. Galvin and class "Clear the way!" Anthony & friends
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First  Second Third Richard Fastest girl
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"Moore St."

Enjoying the milk after the run

The Portlaw school holds a Fun Run every year in October. In this event we raise funds for school computers, books and games etc. Each pupil in the school runs, walks and jogs on this fun day. The junior and senior infants walk a shorter route. The full circuit is about 6k.m. long. When the run is over we get milk, apples, and sweets. 

 Fun Run 1992.......who is athlete???

 

 

Some of the past winners are Gary Morahan with a time of 15.39 in 1997, John Paul Crotty with a time of 15.45 in 1991 and Kevin Nolan with a time of 15.22 in 1987 .

By Glenn Galvin.

 

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