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€10,000 raised for Laois Hospice as Tom Kinsella Memorial Christmas Convoy Road Run a huge success

Tom Kinsella Laois Hospice update

The annual Tom Kinsella Memorial Christmas Convoy Road Run was a huge success with €10,000 raised for Laois Hospice.

Knock Vintage Men’s Shed and Ballyroan Vintage Club joined forces in order to make the event happen on St Stephen’s Day.

Tom is originally from Ballyroan but lived in Spink. He sadly passed away in 2015 and Tom availed of the services of Laois Hospice.

As a result, Tom’s friends and family have been inspired to fundraise for the charity whenever they can.

The tractor run began at the GAA pitch in Ballyroan, headed from Spink to Timahoe and then back to Ballyroan – with more than 150 tractors taking part.

A spokesperson for the event said: “On behalf of Ballyroan Vintage Club, Knock Mens Shed and Knock Vintage Club we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who turned out for the road run.

“There was pandemonium in the football field at one stage but we got there in the end, we had in excess of 150 tractors and then a number of cars were present too.

“We’re just after hitting the magic number of €10,000, that will be heading straight to the Laois Hospice in the next few weeks.

“Again thanks to everyone who was on the run, everyone who bought tickets and everyone who bought tickets online for making this happen.”

Everyone who bought tickets was then entered into a raffle with the draw taking place in Whelan’s Pub in Ballyroan afterwards.

Michael Dalton scooped the €1,000 first price while Aisling Keyes took the €500 second price with Kieran Brophy scoring the €250 third prize.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.