Remembrance Race & Walk for late Garda Ned Lafferty

Ned Lafferty, the late Garda Inspector, who served in the Garda College, Thurles, Tipperary Town and Templemore will be remembered on Tuesday 21st May with a 5K race and walk.

Ned was a man of the community with his lifetime involvement in Templemore Athletic Club, Golf Club, Snooker Club and many other organisations.

Prior to his days in the Mid Tipp town, Ned was involved in Tallaght bodies and Coiste Siamsa as Garda Siochana. He attended the finals of the World Police & Fire Arms Games in the Vancouver, Canada, as team manager.

A native of Doolin, Co. Clare, Ned was a ‘Banner’ man throughout his life, but his two loves in his sporting life were Athletics and Golf.

Templemore Athletic Club will remember Ned Lafferty on 21st May by staging the 5K Run & Walk over the “Cloone Course”; for those of you unfamiliar with that course the event will start at Polly’s Pub, turning left at the Garda College, then travelling out by Woodville, over the railway bridge and then at Cloone Cross it will turn left and return to Templemore, finishing at the Old Courthouse.

There is a prize fund of €1500 with all prizes sponsored, with prize categories (after the first 3 men and first 3 women), over 40, over 45, over 50, over 55 and over 60 as well as various spot prizes.

Entries will be taken on the evening from 6.30pm at the Clubhouse on the Athletic Track, participants will then make there way to the start line at Polly’s Pub. Pin & Chip timing for competitors will be in operation.

All runners and walkers over the age of 15 are urged to get jogging or walking in the coming weeks in preparation. Further details: 0872096356