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In Pictures: Massive crowds turn up in Ballylinan for Liam Kealy memorial walk

The families and friends of Liam Kealy were left stunned in January of this year when the popular young man tragically lost his life while on a stag party in Cork.

The St Joseph’s footballer was a larger than life character and a respected member of his local community.

The occasion also marked Liam’s 35th birthday, his first away from his wife Aisling, daughter Shauna, parents Margaret and Tom, brother Denis and all extended family and friends.

Today in Ballylinan hundreds of people flocked to the village to take part in a memorial walk and run in his honour, all the while raising much-needed funds for the Mallow Search and Rescue services.

The sun shone brightly on all present – with runners and walkers of all ages taking part in the 5km and 10km routes.

Afterwards there were refreshments for all in the Ballylinan GAA clubhouse which was a hive of activity all day.

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

Our photographer Julie Anne Miller was in attendance to sample the atmosphere and capture the occasion.

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