Reek climb is a great success

Reek climb is a great success


Around 60 hardy souls took part in the Croagh Patrick climb on Saturday, March 19, to raise funds for Ballinrobe GAA club.

Some of the more enterprising, and experienced, club members (Vinnie Cummins, Pat Kennedy, Declan Corcoran, Pat Kennedy, John Connor and John Sweeney among them!) made the trek on St Patrick’s Day before returning/crawling back to Campbell’s at the foot of the Reek for refreshments.

The majority of the Ballinrobe touring party tore into the holy mountain on the Saturday morning with our strapping club secretary Gerry O’Malley, and senior team fitness fanatics like Paul Finno, Adrian Flannery and the Keane brothers in hot pursuit.

A good day was had by all and, rumour has it, that Mass at the top was offered up for the club’s junior team who are currently in the midst of altitude training for the 2011 South Mayo Junior ‘B’ championship.

“We now need to collect all the monies raised from the climb,” gasped treasurer, Alan Flannery, shortly after returning home to Kilkeeran.

“The players can give their outstanding monies to Adrian [Flannery] at training or anyone of the club officers who may be hanging around the Lough.

”Everyone else can see either Tom Carney,  Gerry O’Malley or myself directly, or they can leave the money Martin Murphy’s newsagent in an envelope with your name and amount written on it.”