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Liam Kealy memorial run organised for June

Liam Kealy in action for St. Joseph's. Photo: Alf Harvey/HRPhoto.ie

A memorial 5km and 10km run/walk for the late Liam Kealy will take place on Sunday, June 3, marking Liam’s first birthday away from his family and friends.

Liam’s family and friends organised the event, with all funds raised going to Mallow Search and Rescue, who helped find Liam’s body on January 21 of this year.

Both the 5km and 10km will start at Ballylinan Clubhouse at 1pm. The 5km route will go through the village, while the 10km route will go out the Carlow road.

There will be trophies for the top three females and males in the 10km and in the 5km race.

A memorial game in honour of the former St Joseph’s GAA player took place in Kellyville earlier this month. Huge crowds turned out as St Joseph’s took on the Irish Prison Service and LMC Electrical.

Hugely missed

Liam had played senior for the club for the past 18 seasons, and for the juveniles for about 10 before that. And as one club official pointed out to us, he did an awful lot more than just play.

He took part in Strictly Come Dancing and Lip Sync fundraisers and nothing would stop him flying the St Joseph’s colours.

A simple but fitting match programme paid a lovely tribute to Liam. “Tonight we play the Liam Kealy way,” it read, “Full of passion, full of energy, full of skill, full on St Joseph’s man Liam Kealy.

As well as a fine turnout of supporters, there was also a huge representation of players. St Joseph’s alone listed 68 on their squad on the programme.

Liam is deeply missed by his wife Aisling, daughter Shauna, parents Margaret and Tom, sister Lizzy, brother Denis and all extended family and friends.

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.