2017 St. Colman's College 5K
2016 event a ‘runaway success’
ROUTE MAP (click to enlarge)
The 2017 St. Colman's College 5K run took place in Fermoy on Thursday evening, May 4th. Building on the strength and popularity of previous years, the 2017 run again featured chip timing for accurate results and also attracted a generous title sponsor partner in the shape of Kearney's Catering, Tallow. This year's event again started in the St. Colman's College Sports Grounds at College Road, the route encircling a selection of streets and roads in the Duntahane /Glencullen area of Fermoy before returning to St Colman's for the grand finish. Registration for runners and walkers commenced at 6pm with the race start time of 7pm with all the proceeds going towards the upkeep and maintenance of the very popular St. Colman's College health walk / jogging track which is proving a  very popular community facility in the heart of Fermoy. Many thousands of visitors have availed of the new track, tennis courts and training pitches at the College and the walk in particular has been of huge benefit to health, sport and fitness at all levels.
Kearney Catering announced as title sponsor for 2017 5K
Pic: Annette Lynch of Kearney’s Catering making a presentation to College Principal Veronica O’Donoghue at the announcement of  Kearney’s sponsorship partnership of the 2017 5K
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2017 winner Kealan O’Connor in full flight es on his way to victory
Emphatic win for Kealan in SCC 5K
Now well established in the Fermoy sporting calendar, the 2017 Kearney Catering / St Colman’s College 5K run was very well supported and saw a huge turnout of runners and walkers, professional and amateur alike. Overall winner of this year's event was Kealan O'Connor of GrangeFermoy AC in a time of 17.21 and first woman home was Anne Sheehan in 21.02. Second place went to Don Pyne of GrangeFermoy while Gavin O’Flynn took third. First student home was Liam Clancy in 18.11 while Anne Sheehan took the overall honours in the ladies category. Well done all. This year's event ran seamlessly with a comprehensive safety plan in place and huge body of stewards and helpers to man the route. The race began in the beautiful surrounds of the College Grounds and encircled a selection of streets and roads in the Cork Road/ Duntahane /Glencullen area of Fermoy before returning to St Colman's for the grand finish.  The fantastic atmosphere continued back at the sports pavillion where the parents' association laid on refreshments for the visitors. All the proceeds will go towards the upkeep and maintenance of the St. Colman's College health walk / jogging track, indeed many people taking part wanted to give something back to help the facility that they utilise so much and which has been of huge benefit to health, sport and fitness at all levels. Garvan Queeney, St Colman's College Deputy Principal and Clerk of the Course, expressd his gratitude to all who helped make the event such a success.  "We appreciate the support of all the participants; students, runners, walkers, professional and amateurs, who took part. We thank our staff, parents' association, our stewards, Fermoy Garda Siochana, Fermoy First Responders, Fermoy Municipal Council and a special thank you to our sponsorship partner Kearney Catering."