02 Jul 2022

Mid Summer Run in Limerick village to help get new pitch over the line

Mid Summer Run in Limerick village to help get new pitch over the line

Richie Ryan, Castleconnell NS principal, and pupils with Peter Cunningham, of Cunningham's Supervalu, Castleconnell, who are sponsoring the refreshments for the Mid Summer Run

CASTLECONNELL National School’s principal must be the most popular one in the country!

In last week’s Leader, Richie Ryan promised no homework for the whole school if the Premier County beat Limerick. Sadly the proud Tipp man proved correct. And now he is at it again.

Every child who takes part in the Mid Summer Run in the village this Sunday won’t have to open their school bags on Monday night. The 5km and 10km commences at 1pm. And it gets even better for the boys and girls in Castleconnell NS.

“The class with the highest amount of children who complete the run are going to get a pizza party. Every child who runs in it will get homework off,” said Richie. The Tipp flag out his office window as been flying proudly all week.

All monies raised will go towards the Castleconnell Community Sports Facility. Plans started back in 2014. A 50m x 35m astro turf pitch at the back of the school is phase one. 

Richie says the facility will be an essential sporting outlet for residents of Castleconnell and surrounding areas. Currently there is nothing like this amenity in the locality. Richie wished to thank sponsors, local sports clubs, parents association and all involved in organising the fourth Mid Summer Run on Sunday 

Log on to to register. A Go Fund Me page to help raise the remaining €60,000 has also been set up.

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