Civil Crusaders

Relay For Life Wexford 2022

OUR TEAM

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Raffle Winners!

So, we're just starting to come round after our action-packed weekend; the t-shirts are washed and ready to be packed away for next year! 

We wanted to let everyone know the raffle results, but firstly, we really want to thank all the businesses and individuals who provided prizes for the raffle. It was a huge success, with loads of tickets sold for our lovely prizes and lots of money made for Relay for Life. A million thanks to you all.

The winners were drawn on Sunday afternoon in front of all the team who were there and videoed just to ensure transparency! The results are attached. Congratulations to all of our winners!

The much-coveted tickets for the concert of the year - Garth Brooks in Croke Park on 9th September - were won by Michael Quinn! Congratulations Michael!

Our most grateful appreciation to anyone who donated in anyway to our fundraising efforts; it really is remarkable how much support we received. Our fundraising page will stay open for another while in case anybody still wants to donate.

12hrs done!

So Team Civil Crusaders has just completed the first 12hrs of the Wexford Relay for Life! I've sneaked home after 2am for a few hours sleep before heading back over in the morning, leaving some dedicated colleagues to cover the late night/ early morning shift. So what can we say about our 1st Relay for Life experience?

Incredible. Inspiring. Emotional. Up-lifting. Positive. Celebration. FUN! 

It's been an amazing day. We walked, talked, laughed, cried and drank tea, lots of tea! Nothing could have prepared us for that heart-swelling lump of emotion and pride at seeing our survivors march out that first lap; such strong, determined, wonderful people, true inspirations to us all. 

The atmosphere was electric, all day. There was no tiredness or weariness, despite the heat and the hours on our feet; we were just carried along on a wave of pure energy. 

We sold raffle tickets, lots of raffle tickets! We painted loads of happy faces (with huge thanks to Jordan) and sold out our sticker board game! Team members who were just rostered for an hour or two to help out stayed all day; they wouldn't go home! 

We knew, in theory, what was coming at dusk and lots of us who had popped home went back in for that event again. Little did we know though just what it was that we were going to witness. The candle bag ceremony that came after daylight faded, after 10pm, was beyond anything that can be described with mere words.

Teams lit thousands of candle bags, all decorated by friends and family,  and we silently paraded behind the candle of hope, thousands of us, to give thanks for the wonderful survivors and for those much adored loved ones who lost their lives to this horrible disease. It was hard for some of us but it felt so important, essential that we were there to give thanks. 

The choirs, singers, readers and musicians were so so good. But, what struck us most about those first couple of laps after the ceremony was the silence. How can a crowd of thousands make no noise? People lost in their own thoughts, moving as one collective, bound together by common experiences, full of love. It was a truly beautiful moment. 

The field emptied out a bit for the night shift but those of us staying on kept up our steady pace for our alloted time slot, walking probably 3 or 4 kilometers in our hour, chatting amicably to our fellow strollers. Trudy, our guide dog colleague, kept pace with us too!

On one side of the pitch, bingo was underway at 11.30pm, two little ducks coming ahead of the key to the door and the two fat ladies! On another side, a giant screen started showing The Greatest Showman at 12.30am! The Soul Mates Team kept everyone going with their tea and toast and cakes for the night but some of us were tempted by the hot, salty chips in a little carton, evoking memories of seaside trips as children; is there anything better?!

Conversations in the Civil Crusaders tent during the first half of the day generally started with,  "next year we will..." So, I guess that's a fair indication of how much people enjoyed themselves! 

So, now, a few hours sleep and then off to do it all again tomorrow. "Anyone for the last few raffle tickets there folks?!"


Cake Sale Success!

Wow, thanks to all our wonderful bakers and the support of so many people who popped in, we raised an incredible €1482 from our cake sale!! 

In addition, we sold nearly €700 of tickets for our fab raffle that will take place on Sunday in Pairc Charman! 

So, we've passed the €10,000 mark in our fundraising now, which is unbelievable in a few short weeks. We're blown away by the support we've received from family, friends and work colleagues and can't thank you enough. 

Now, it's limbering up time before our marathon 24hr relay on Saturday /Sunday! Here's hoping that our Met Éireann colleagues will have good news for us 🤞 

In other news, Nigella's chocolate guinness cake stole the judges' hearts at the Great Wexford Bake Off and there is no truth in the rumor that I'm resigning after being head hunted by Paul Hollywood!! 

Still time to win tickets to see the kind of American country by the way,  just click on the link to win! 

Great Wexford Bake Off and Cake Sale Tues 5th 11am

The pre-match nerves have well and truly set in now in advance of the Civil Crusader's Bake Off on Tues 5th at 11am in the Civil Service Newtown Road offices! 

Why? Is the main question I've asked repeatedly over recent days.  Why did I say I'd compete?! Me, who has never baked a thing in her life?! But all the hard work is done now by the dozen or so competitors and it's all down to the judges in the morning! So, come on Wexford, come up and watch us cringe when our soggy bottoms are discovered!!

As well as enjoying the judging of the bakers, we will have a lovely cake sale to raise a few more bob for Relay for Life. A million thanks to all the bakers for the cake sale.

We will also be treated to a few songs from the fantastic Newtown Road Choir - maybe we'll get them to enter X-Factor next year to raise a few bob and save the bakers hours of torture worrying if our mirror glaze has hit the right temperature or our ganache is too lumpy?!

Come one, come all and bring your friends! 

The Civil Crusaders x


Win tickets to the Concert of the year!!

https://www.relayforlifewexford.com/raffle/civilcrusadersraffle

 
Everyone on Team Civil Crusaders are huge Garth Brooks fans,  did you know that?! 
 
We like nothing better than to throw on our check shirts with our Friends in Low Places, sink Two Pina Coladas and do The Dance... you know,  the one from the American Honky Tonk Bar Association?!
 
We dance like we wonder what If Tomorrow Never Comes. We Ain't Goin Down or Standing Outside the Fire; oh no, we're giving it our all until The Thunder Rolls! We're completely Shameless! 
 
So today,  we're Callin' Baton Rouge asking you to buy tickets for our GB raffle. We're hoping we don't have Unanswered Prayers and that you'll all enter our draw to win 2 seated tickets for the Garth's Croke Park gig on 9th September 2022. 
 
So enter to join us in September at the Rodeo, by The River (well the canal anyway) so we'll always remember That Summer when we partied, Cowboys and Friends, Learning to Live Again under the Midnight Sun before we catch the Midnight Train back home and The Night Will Only Know what we get up to! (Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House?!) We Shall be Free!
 
The next day we might be Much Too Young to Feel This Damn Old, but we'll have enjoyed all the Kickin' and Screamin'! Then again maybe some of you are Stronger Than Me and will be fine after dancing All Day Long?! You'll be incredulously asking What She's Doing Now when I'm too tired to take your call!
 
We Belong to Each Other so don't make us drag you like Wild Horses to Tacoma. Click that link and buy a ticket for the draw. Every Now and Then, we need to go Against the Grain, without Burning Bridges, especially if there is a chance to see the All American Kid showing us a New Way to Fly. Let's just hope that it isn't going to be a case of Everytime That it Rains in Croker that night; all we ask for is One Night A Day, so we don't wake up suffering from a Cold Shoulder.
 
So buy a ticket to enter the draw and share the link with Your Friends in Low Places. All the funds are going to a great cause - the Irish Cancer Society. Hope to see you there, partner!! 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Excitement building!

Well we're 3 weeks away from Relay for Life Wexford now and excitement is building in team Civil Crusaders! We have so many good fundraising ideas that we can barely fit them all in! Our fundraising team have set up tuck shops around the building and are adding to our team fundraising every day, which is great to see! 

They are also trying to get eager bakers in the building involved in a Great Bake Off event and coffee morning in early July! So far, we have a few interested bakers but would love a few more, so get involved and show us your baking skills! Our colleagues next door in Wexford County Council had a hugely successful coffee morning this week so they've set the bar very high!

We have some team members busily working away on plans for decorating our marquee so I am sure we will look splendid on the day! We're also planning a fun lap for the event that we hope you'll all get involved with, more on this later.

It's not too late to join Team Civil Crusaders or, if you can't do that, please sponsor us so we can raise plenty of money for the Irish Cancer Society. 


Fundraising underway

Some of our team members have taken on the challenge of coming up with fundraising activities for us! There are talks of baking competitions, singing and more and watch this space for information about an exciting raffle next week! In the meantime, thank you for anything you can pledge us, it's fantastic to see so much support for such a great cause :-) 

We are fundraising for a great cause

We need your support! On Saturday 9th July 2022, we’ll be joining the 24hr Relay for Life Wexford event in Páirc Charman.

With your help, our aim is to raise money to support the Irish Cancer Society. We’d love YOU to support us with a donation so we can continue fundraising for this vital cause.

The Irish Cancer Society will use the money raised to provide vital support services for people living with cancer, their families and carers. This much-needed help includes night nurses, driver services, freephone nurseline, counselling sessions, financial support grants, Travel2Care transportation & much more, all in our local area.

Thank you to our Sponsors

1.89k

Coffee Morning Fundraiser

779

Offline Fundraising

675

Raffle Sales

500

Candle Bags

500

Offline Fundraising

264

Coffee Morning Fundraiser

150

Allianz Plc

140

Raffle Tickets

130

Edward Kavanagh

107

Lorraine O'donoghue

106

Linda Cullen

106

Janet Jacobs

106

Maria Graham

106

Aaron Morris

106

Anonymous

Hi Paul, I hope your relay went well on Saturday, this donation is off Mum and I

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June Rogan

106

John & Janet Quinn

Well done Fiona x

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Anonymous

Well done Lyn, we are proud of you

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Gallagher Family

Go n-éirí libh!

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Mary & Hugo Gallagher

Go Crusaders & be Civil! Well done

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Anonymous

:)

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Feargal O Coigligh

Go n-éirí libh

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The Fay's In Belfast

106

Anonymous

We're very happy to contribute.

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Noreen Dunphy

106

Catherine Martyn

Good luck and we'll done

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Sinead Kehoe

Good luck Fiona and all the team

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Theresa Byrne

Best of Luck!

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Anne Dempsey, Martha Ryan, Liann Furlong And Jane Masterson

Thanks for the donations Anne Dempsey, Martha Ryan, Liann Furlong and Jane Masterson

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Anonymous

Great cause and superb effort . Lap it up!

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Fiona Quinn

100

Anonymous

70

Michael Ryan

👍

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Graham Cadogan

64

Cooleville Farm

54

Lyn Carroll

54

Philip Donovan

54

Damian Allen

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Melanie Ryan

Monies raised from 2 days in Tuck shop

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Aine Stapleton

53

Blister

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Mary Hurley

Well done Fiona and team - a great team effort for a great charity.

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Micheál Ó Muimhneachain

Sheila Power for President

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Paul Lemass

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Graham Doyle

Well done everyone

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Billy Daly

Great cause . Happy to donate. x

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Nicola Gray

💞💞

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Dympna Morris

53

Siobhan Ryan

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Claire And Paddy

Congratulations and well done

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Treasa Lynch

Well done

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Una Fayne

Well done Nadine

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Paul Lannon

Nice work soldier.....

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Ailbhe Ní Fhoghlú

Well done Nadine. This is a great cause! Ailbhe

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Jennifer Dunne

Fair play to you

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Deirdre Dunworth & Eoghan O’brien

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Tom Corbett

Sending my support, Catriona, and wishing you a great event.

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Rebecca Walton

Well done Emer! Rebecca and Niall x

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Irene Cadogan

Werk it!

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Anonymous

Well done, Lyn, from R, C, K and A

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Marguerite Stapleton

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Carmel Considine

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Sarah Roche

Were Happy to support a worthy cause

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Enda Carroll

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Niamh Larkin

Well done everyone

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Mairéad Ross

Well done to all for a very inspiring event!

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Marion Dempsey

Good luck Fiona and Dee. I hope there are some nice cold beverages chilling for the after party!

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Eugene Mc Ginty

Well done

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Alex Hurley

Well done all!

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Tom Gannon

Great cause Lyn, good luck to you

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Anonymous

Good luck, Lyn! Well done xxx

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Rachel Pink

You’re brilliant! Well done!

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Caroline Timmons

Congrats to all, a brilliant cause so well done!

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Ali Keane

Great stuff, Neevo! Best of luck xxx

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Karen Vaughey

Best of luck everyone, especially SBSU past & present!

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Rosemary Healy

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Claire Bruce-martin

Great cause and best of luck to you! C&M Bruce-Martin 👍🏻

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Martin Vaughan

Well done, its a great cause! Everyone has gone through it or seen a loved one go through it.

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Michael Martyn

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Elizabeth Cosgrave

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Jackie Leonard

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Niamh Kelleher

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John Mccarthy

We’ll done Fiona. A great cause.

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Carmel Monahan

Well done Ruth xx

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Wayne Rogan

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Anonymous

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Kenneth Doyle

Well done all

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Derek Rafferty

Andrea- well done for doing this and hope all goes to plan- unfortunately with cancer being such a scourge there never seems to be enough money there to help. Hope this small contribution can make some differnce- take care= Derek

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Catherine Higgins

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Michael Quinn

Well done Fiona, Uncle Mick & Eileen xx

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Michael Murphy

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Una Coello

Go sis!! Xx

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Deirdre Mcgrath

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Pat O'neill

ORE to the Fore!

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Caoimhe Hope

Well done Nadine, so proud of you, love the Hope’s x

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Mary Lane

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Joe Sinnott

Well done to Fiona, Debbie, Sinead, Eimear and all the team on your great achievement. Sorry I couldn’t be there on the day.

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Teresa Dolan

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Pauline & Chris Hannon

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Rich & Eileen Howlin

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Anonymous

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Yvonne Walsh

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Louise Fogarty

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Candle Bag Sales

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Sheila Power

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Catherine Comer

Best wishes to all the gang from the Newtown Road office!

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Extra Bake Off

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Anonymous

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Lilia Cummins

Good luck Nadine!

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Joan Cummins

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Marcella O'connor

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Aileen Jordan

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Claire Crowley

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Catherine O'byrne

Bake Sale Late Donations

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Catherine O'byrne Ts

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Jennifer Martin

Well done Catriona and gang

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Eimear Whelan

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Noreen O'brien

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Paul Bonnington

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Robyn Plunkett

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Ciarán Nolan

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Anne Higgins

Best of luck

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George Hussey

Great fundraiser folks - best of luck

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Sarah O’connor

Hi. Emer. Well done on fundraising walk and great work for charity.

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Aoife Stokes

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Karen Heavey

Best of luck Nadine

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Paul Hogan

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Ruth Mccormack

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Geraldine Smith

Good luck Ruth

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Gino Verherstraeten

Done

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Gg

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Gerry Martin

Good luck noreen

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Paidi

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Rory O'connor

run like you did on the Stag

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Rebecca Coen

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Fiona Conway

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Rosemary Kearns

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Mrs Jennifer Cox

Go Melanie and team!

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Debbie Brown

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Michael Fitzpatrick

Well done.

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Catherine Rawson

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Jenny Dunne

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Alice Ann Lee

Beat wishes to you all.

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Martin Knox

Are you Walking or Running.orm on the Bike

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Helen Kennedy

Good luck Sinead

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Ruth Kelly

Best of luck Deborah!

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Michele Roice

Best of luck June and all civil crusaders this weekend.

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Marie Joyce

Best of luck, well done.. Marie & Ken

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Annette

Good luck!

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Gavin

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Leonie Nolan

Well done for all your efforts to raise money for a great cause!

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Anonymous

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Eamonn Foley

Good luck with the relay Graham!

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Marie Duffin

Go Nóra!

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Ed & Family

Best of luck everyone! Well done Deborah.

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Evelyn Mcguinness

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Tina Farrell

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Jenny Dunne

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Bridget Mcguinness

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Niamh Gallagher

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Patrick Power

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Karen Ward

Best of luck to all, hope you have a great day.

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Ian Hartnett

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John Fayne

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Regina Deegan

Best of luck to everyone taking part!!

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Joe Power

Best of luck Sheila and teammates!

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Paula O'reilly O'reilly

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Bridget Whelan

Well done Ruth. No better woman!!!!!

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Catherine Obyrne Ts

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Anonymous

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John Kennedy

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Darragh Fitzpatrick

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Ashleigh Quinn

Best of luck Fiona xx

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Lorraine English

Well done to you and your crusaders. Fro

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Anonymous

Get you started😉

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Joan Glennon

Well done Nadine!

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Kirstie Sinnott

Do you want me to join you on the walk?

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Orla Joyce

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Anonymous

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Kim O'connor

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Bridget O'connor

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Tommy & Margaret Murphy

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Patricia Jones

You go girl

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Liam Martyn

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Neal Dempsey

Go on Lyn!!

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Ciara O Gorman

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Aishling Fortune

Well done Meline very proud of you ❤️

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Tara Quinn

Good luck!

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Ts

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Ts

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Noreen Dunphy

21

Anonymous

Good luck Lyn!

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Loraine Neville

Good Luck

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Phelim Cummins

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Georgina Quinn

Good Luck Fiona and team, great work for raising money for Cancer research xxx

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Debbie Fitzgerald

Good luck

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Orla Joyce

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Kate O'brien

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Anonymous

21

Alison Barron

Best of luck Anthony and all the Crusaders x

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Catherine Jeffers

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Padraig Ryan

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Paula Bowe

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Tracy

Well done Sinead to you and all involved!

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Sheila Keogh

Great cause! Well done Catriona 🙂

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Caroline Ryan

Best of luck darling xxx

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Jenny O'brien

Best of luck Catriona, we would have been lost without the help of the society

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Shona Kelly

Best of luck Deborah! 💕

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Mother In Law

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Ciara Hendley

Good luck Catriona!

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Ciara Hendley

Best of luck Noreen!

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Elizabeth Poole

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Sarah Murphy

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Joan Murphy

Best of luck!

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Ma A

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Maria Dardis

Best of luck to you Ruth, no bother to you at all with your already busy schedule

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Audrey

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Jackie Fitzgerald

Well done Ruth and good luck with it! Jackie & Paul x

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Michelle Quinn

Good luck

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Anonymous

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Geraldine Keavney

Best of luck Ruth

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Kathy O Neill

Fair play to both of ye for taking part and the best of luck Fi & Dee .. xx Love Ksthy, Mick, Eve & Ellen

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Sharon Carroll

Best of luck to all. A cause very close to me.

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Allen Fitzgerald

Run Fat Girl Run.

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Mary, Joe & Ky

Well done Mel 😊

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Margaret Farrell

Well done Sinéad! You're amazing!! xXx

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Eucharia

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Martin O'meara

Best of luck Ruth !

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Margaret Donohoe

:)

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Antoine

Good luck Lyn!

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Nora Larrissey

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Mary Rafferty

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Mary Hearne

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Claire Harpur

Well done Assumpta & Grace!

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Joan Dunne

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Pauline Shannon

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Peggy Walsh

Best wishes sent to you 🤗

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Sharon Kilkenny

Best of Luck Graham and gang! The Location in your banner is the beautiful Tintern Abbey and your photo is a Gargoyle on the wall of Ferns Castle!! And your dare is............ to dress as a historical figure! Or tog out in your 'fave' GAA kit! We will need pics!

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Anonymous

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Kim Temple

Good luck to all the team especially Sheila great cause

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Georgina Fitzpatrick

Well done Nadine

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Tanya Mcdonald

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Anne-marie Griffin

Enjoy the day!!!

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Anne-marie Griffin

Enjoy the day Catriona!!!

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Ciaran Fitzpatrick

Well done everyone involved.🤣

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Emer

Best of luck with it Ruth!

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Elizabeth Rafter

15

Carmel Rochford

13

Gerardine Fleming

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Niamh Santry

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Melanie Ryan

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Marguerite Stapleton

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Emer Connolly

Best of luck Catherine!

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Dee Byrne

Good luck Lorraine and all the gang! 🏃🏼‍♀️🏃🏼

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Julia Meehan

Woop!

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Aidan Mcguire

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Therese Delaney

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Martina Doyle

Some woman June Flood 💪

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Peggy

Best of luck

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Mary Hally

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Elaine Jordan

Good luck!

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Peggy

Best of luck

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Christina Cahill

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Eilish Roche

Enjoy the early morning stroll GCad

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Cathy Flynn

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Darina

Brilliant cause!

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Liz White

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Alison Martin

Go get em Tiger 🐯

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Deirdre Creighton

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Anonymous

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Ciara Clancy

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Catherine Delaney

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Sandra O'reilly

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Julie Butler

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Deirdre Driver

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Fiona Mcgrath

Best of luck Niamh x

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Jessica Douglas

Good luck Graham!

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Grainne Kearney

Best of luck Ruth

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Siobhan Kelly

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Emer Mulhall

10

Shona Ferguson

Good luck Nadine, run well!

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Nadine Cummins

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Eimear Whelan

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Jenny O'neill

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Jonathan Murphy

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Niamh Santry

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Catherine Higgins

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Noreen Dunphy

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Assumpta Carthy

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Sinead O'gorman

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Nina Murray

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Catriona O'grady

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Lyn Carroll

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Lee Butler

Good luck Aaron love you lots

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Graham Cadogan

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Ruth Nolan

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Grace Dowd

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Aaron Roche

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Deirdre Mason

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Davnet Neary

Well done

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Anonymous

Well done

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Martin O'meara

Best of luck Juliet

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Edwina Webster

👏

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Gavin Kelly

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Siobhan O’brien

Well done Caitriona

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Michele Whelan

10

Noreen O'brien

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Michelle Nolan

Best of luck Sinéad! Great cause 💙

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Marcella O'shaughnessy

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Kay Mcdonald

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Eileen Kavanagh

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John Dunne

10

Rita Redmond

10

Chris Grange

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Michelle Roche

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Sheila Ennis

Best of luck! It’s a great cause.

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Anne Stanners

10

Lorraine O'donoghue

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Paul Bonnington

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Paula O'reilly

10

Melanie Ryan

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Philip Donovan

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Sarah Holden

10

Damian Allen

10

Sheila Power

10

Marguerite Stapleton

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Nina Murray

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Noel Ennis

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Eileen Kavanagh

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Anonymous

Hi Mam. Can’t wait to walk with you :)

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Sheila Ennis

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Maria Bull

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Ts

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Catherine O'byrne

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Paula O'reilly