ISARC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

We are delighted to invite you to this year’s AGM!

The meeting will take place on Thursday 24th November at 7.30pm in the Tullamore Court Hotel.

Our keynote speaker this year is Professor Seamas Donnelly, Respiratory Consultant from Tallaght Hospital and Trinity College Dublin. His talk will be about Sarcoidosis – “What patients and their families need to know”.

Speeches will be followed by an open forum for Questions and Answers.

Light refreshments will be served. We hope to see you there, as your support is greatly appreciated!

 

Details for the Annual General Meeting are below:

Date: Thursday 24th November

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Tullamore Court Hotel

 

AGM Agenda:

8:00pm      Welcome & Introduction

8:05pm      Chairperson’s Address – Mary Walters

8:15pm       Sarcoidosis – “What patients and their families need to know” – Keynote Speaker: Prof. Seamas Donnelly

8:45pm      Questions and Answers

9:20pm      Close Meeting

Tullamore Golf Classic August 2016

We are delighted to announce that Tullamore Golf Club is running a Golf Classic in August 2016 in aid of ISARC. We are sure this is shaping up to be a great days Golfing for any team that gets involved.

Details for the Golf Classic in Tullamore Golf Club are below-

Date :  Friday 5th August, 2016

Team Entry:  €130 (including meal)

VENUE: TULLAMORE GOLF CLUB

Book your Team by calling either:-

Martini Taaffe         086 8974047

Tim Guiney            086 3554399­­­­

Mary Guiney           086 1602482

Sean Lowry            087 6370097

Seamus Dolan       087 8519649

Your Support would be appreciated

Upcoming ISARC Events 2016

April  2016 is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month. We have lots of events that will happen around the country to coincide with this drive for national awareness. We will update with a list of events happening shortly.

Other dates for the diary include  –

VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is  happening on  Monday 6th June

Marian Geraghty 10K& 5K Fun Run happening on Sunday 3rd July

Tullamore Golf Club are holding a Golf Classic on Friday 5th August

We will update this section again shortly to provide some more detail on how you can get involved.

 

Marian Geraghty Sarcoidosis 10KM/5KM Road Race/Fun Run Results

The 10KM race this year adopted a new course using the same route as previous years but reversing the direction ensuring a tough course for participants. Results of the 10km race were as follows:

1st Man Paul Mitchell Tullamore Harriers 34.43
2nd Man Padraig Berry Tullamore Harriers 35.36
3rd Man Aengus Burke Portlaoise AC 35.52
Men Over40 winner Ian O’Kelly Tullamore Harriers 37.58
Men Over50 winner Martin McDonald 36.00
Men Over60 winner Ray Murray 47.51
1st Woman Pauline Curley Tullamore Harriers 37.23
2nd Woman Michelle Mullaney Tullamore Harriers 42.41
3rd Woman Mary Bracken Tullamore Harriers 42.46

Women O35 winner Bernie Murray 44.58
Women O45 winner Rita Daly 45.18
Women O55 winner Mary Galvin 47.23
The 5KM route was also reversed in order to have the course chip timed.
The 5KM race results were as follows:
Male senior winner Ronan Wogan 17.39
Male U18 winner Thomas Allen 19.21
Male U16 winner Cian McDonald 18.08
Male U12 winner David Bracken 21.27
Male U8 winner Rory Costello 22.34
Female senior winner Leanne May 24.23
Female U18 winner none in category **.**
Female U16 winner Danielle Donegan 21.35
Female U12 winner Sarah Fitzgerald 28.08
Female U8 winner Lily Fitzgerald 28.18
The organising committee would also like to say a big Thank You to all our sponsors, registration team, stewards, photographers, kitchen team and everyone who helped out in any way on the day. We would also like to thank all the Athletics Clubs for their continuous support of our event especially Tullamore Harriers for all their help and guidance over the years.
Big Thanks also to all the runners, joggers, walkers and families who came out and took part in the event, your support is vital to the success of the Marian Geraghty Sarcoidosis 10KM/5KM Road Race/Fun Run.

We hope to see you all again on Sunday, 2nd July next year!

 

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Marian Geraghty Sarcoidosis 10KM/5KM Road Race/Fun Run

The 12th annual Marrian Geraghty Trust 10KM/5KM Road Race/Fun Run took place in Mount Bolus on Sunday 5th July. This event was first organised in July 2004 by Marian Geraghty’s family to mark what would have been her 50th birthday. Marian had lost her battle with the rare condition, sarcoidosis, a disease she had been diagnosed with more thad 20 years earlier.

Over the years we have seen increasing numbers attend and participate in the event. This year a record 314 runners, joggers and walkers took to the roads around Mount Bolus, Co. Offaly to enjoy and compete in the glorious sunshine and friendly atmosphere. This year’s event proved to be a huge success with the addition of chip timing to the 5KM course as well as the 10KM route.

We were very fortunate to have the Grennan Family from Rath, Birr, Co. Offaly on board. The fabulous souvenir t-shirts were very kindly sponsored by Brian Grennan Transport Ltd. The organising committee and all involved are hugely grateful for their generosity.

Over the past 12 years funds raised from this event have been donated to aid awareness and research into this very unpredictable disease. Professor Seamas Donnelly (medical advisor to ISARC) and his team at St Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin has been at the forefront of this research. More recently, funding has been directed to ISARC, the Irish Sarcoidosis Support Network to provide information and support to sarcoidosis suffers and their families.

The organising committee would also like to say a big Thank You to all our sponsors, registration team, stewards, photographers, kitchen team and everyone who helped out in any way on the day. We would also like to thank all the Athletics Clubs for their continuous support of our event especially Tullamore Harriers for all their help and guidance over the years.
Big Thanks also to all the runners, joggers, walkers and families who came out and took part in the event, your support is vital to the success of the Marian Geraghty Sarcoidosis 10KM/5KM Road Race/Fun Run.

We hope to see you all again on Sunday, 2nd July next year!