Rás 2019 - 50th! - Dunleer AC

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Rás na hÉireann

Newsflash!  Rás na hÉireann for 2020 will take place in November

Larry Mc Guill Rás na hÉireann 2019 - Celebrating our 50th Rás event

50th Rás Results https://www.myrunresults.com/events/ras_na_heireann_2019/2986/results

Congratulations to JoannaThompson - USA - Ladies 4km winner
and to Matt Mc Clintock - USA - Men's 6km winner

In the winter of 1969 three great minds got together to set about creating an event which would be the pride of Louth and Ireland.  Their aim was to create an event which would stimulate both Athletic and Cultural minds and bodies.  The three men were Larry Mc Guill, Joe Christle and Johnny Mullen. The first "Rás" took place in 1970 with athletes congregating in the village of Dunleer, and then all parading out to the course. Winner of the 1970 event was local man Micky Johnston . Over the years the Rás has produced many great champions, probably the two most famous winners of the Rás were Catherina Mc Kiernan and Million Wolde. (Million was winner of the 5000m at the Sydney 2000 Olympics). Over the years the Rás has provided many great memories....and new memories will be created on Sunday 17th February at the 50th Rás at Oldbridge House, Drogheda.  
Rás na hÉireann 2019 on Sunday February 17th. Thanks to our Title Sponsor Kingspan, the OPW and all of our local supporters and friends.


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