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In Pictures: Success in numbers at Clonenagh school fundraiser

Clonenagh Nation School’s Family Fun Run/Walk was a massive success on Saturday, December 28th.

A great crowd of over 150 people participated in the Run/Walk in
Coolrain village.

That was just the beginning of what was an all-day
fundraising event for the school.

The runners and walkers enjoyed the lovely dry conditions and the beautiful countryside close to the Slieve Bloom

The Run was followed by great excitement as the convoy of tractors of all sizes and differing vintages left Coolrain village and headed off around the countryside on the Annual Tractor Run.

The day finished on a high with the Monster Auction in Sheeran’s Pub, Coolrain, where many items were auctioned.

The most exciting lot was a pin flag from The 2019 Open signed
by the winner Shane Lowry.

A number of bids were received on the flag ahead of the auction
and on the night and the winning bid of €1,300 came from Lar Hogan, Sheeran’s Pub Coolrain.

Clonenagh National School would like to thank everyone who helped to make the day such a great success and all of those who donated to the auction.

In addition, the organisers would like to thank a number of local businesses who supported the event: Spar, Eddie Phelan’s
Restaurant, Cosy Café, Telfords, Keegan’s Butchers, CJ Sheeran, De Barbers, JT Barbers, Celine’s Hair Salon, Aidan Byrne, Conroy’s Pharmacy, Centra, Brilliant Royal Chinese
Restaurant (all Mountrath), Ciara Gyves Signs, Glanbia (Castlecomer), Tom Hargroves (Laois team), Castle Durrow, McEvoy’s Restaurant (Abbeyleix), Clarke’s Pharmacy
(Rathdowney), The Card Stand (Rathdowney), Peavoy Financial Planning (Portlaoise) and Coolrain Concrete.

It looked like a great day!

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Aedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn't like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise's bid to 10-in-a-row.