10 August 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Ned Run 2012: There was a great turnout for the second annual Ned Run on Saturday afternoon in Scotstown. The idea behind the event came about after the club lost two great clubmen in the shape of Seán Hegarty and Raymond “Ned” Boylan. The charity run was organised to remember deceased members of the Scotstown club, while at the same time raising money for a worthy cause – The Irish Heart Foundation and Monaghan Hospice Home Care being the nominated charities.
In excess of 650 runners and walkers registered for the event on Saturday, which was won by Simon Ryan of Raheny in a time of 25:10. Paul Finnegan came second, followed by Caoimhin Kelly in third place. Denise Toner collected the trophy for the Ladies section, crossing the line in a time of 31.49 – thirteenth overall. Nicola Flanagan and Emma McKenna were second and third respectively.
The top 25 finishers on the day were as follows: 1 Simon Ryan 25.10; 2 Paul Finnegan 28.14; 3 Caomhin Kelly 28.32; 4 Aonghus Rooney 29.46; 5 Ciaran McAree 30.29; 6 Martin Fleming 30.33; 7 Ciaran Sherlock 30.56; 8 Declan McKenna 31.05; 9 Shane Brady 31.15; 10 Declan McCaul 31.20; 11 Adrian Halligan 31.32; 12 Sean Husband 31.48; 13 Denise Toner 31.49; 14 Aidan Campbell 31.54; 15 Gavin Crilly 31.57; 16 Paul McCarron 32.05; 17 Darren Hughes 32.10; 18 Jason Hughes 32.12; 19 Kevin Treanor 32.22; 20 Alo Grew 32.26; 21 Nicola Flanagan 32.42; 22 Kevin Connolly 32.51; 23 John Meehan 32.52; 24 Jonathan McCarron 33.14; 25 Kieran Treanor 33.28. A list of times for those who finished within the hour mark will be published on the Scotstown GAA website and Facebook page. The team competition was won by Jacks Bar, Tydavnet who beat off some tough competition from McCagues (male & female teams), Moynas, The Rock Inn and the Sliabh Beagh Hotel amongst others. The quickest Mr & Mrs of the race was awarded to Francis & Irene Caulfield. The recreational football finals were contested after the run, with Monaghan Harps defeating Éire Óg in the Seán Hegarty Shield Final, while holders Scotstown retained the Ned Boylan Cup with a hard fought victory over Clontibret. With all the sporting action out of the way, the large attendance enjoyed an evening barbecue, before partying the night away in the Social Club with the help of Pro DJ’s. The amount of money raised from the event is still being finalised, and all proceeds from the event will go to the two nominated charities – The Irish Heart Foundation and Monaghan Hospice Home Care. The committee would like to thank everyone who supported the event or helped in any way, including local businesses that provided generous sponsorship.
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