Sixth annual Road Run proves a good Vintage for Carrick Club

29 April 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Veronica Corr

JohnJoe Cunningham, Chairman of Carrickmacross Vintage Club, spoke to The Northern Standard after last Bank Holiday Monday’s Vintage Road Run in aid of St. Mary’s Hospital, Castleblayney and Steadfast House.
The club chairman and popular publican was delighted with the continued success of the annual event now in its sixth year. He was also pleased to report that approximately 300 vehicles took part, with neighbouring vintage clubs turning out in force to show their support.
Organisers were relieved that everything went according to plan on the day and this was in no small part due to the voluntary stewards, who ensured the event ran smoothly. Their efforts were very much appreciated by the club and local Gardaí also complimented their professionalism.
Carrickmacross Gardaí themselves were also singled out for praise, as were An Lochrann Linn band, for enhancing everyone’s enjoyment of the event, both before and after the run itself.
McCaughey’s Filling Station and John Murray’s Bar and Lounge, Lough Egish were thanked for providing refreshments along the route, and how they dealt with all the drivers. Meanwhile, Cora Hall and her daughter Karen single-handedly ensured that no-one went hungry or thirsty back at base in Carrick.
JohnJoe’s right hand woman, Sarah Callan, Vintage Club Secretary and the team she assembled to oversee registration and prize-giving, received unreserved praise.
In conclusion, Mr. Cunningham said that Carrickmacross Vintage Club were eternally grateful to all the others that helped out in any way, who were too numerous to mention.
The Vintage Club now look forward to the auction this Bank Holiday Monday, which they are hosting in aid of Steadfast House. This event will mark the end of the club’s fundraising activities for this year.

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