Dublin 5 Mile 2016

It’s been a busy few weeks but back to our bread and butter 🙂 race results from the Dublin 5 Mile in the Phoenix Park on June 12th. Fantastic running by DFR’s across the board.

Race No. First
Surname Gender Gender
Category Cat Pos Overall Pos Chip Time
562 Seamus Moore Male 81 M40 10 86 00:31:27
959 Enda Currid Male 92 M40 13 98 00:31:44
831 Sandra Galvin Female 107 F40 23 575 00:39:01
1500 Damien Molloy Male 300 M45 36 341 00:35:59
473 Dermot Mccarthy Male 201 M40 42 217 00:34:19
3094 Lydia Bigley Female 125 F35 42 646 00:39:48
996 Siobhan Obrien Female 194 F40 43 828 00:42:19
818 Regina Byrne Female 222 F35 65 920 00:43:24
208 Eric Reyes Male 341 M40 66 395 00:36:42
1006 Alan Mcentee Male 467 MS 108 566 00:38:57
885 Bryan Durkan Male 835 M35 229 1129 00:38:55
188 Patricia Paffen Female 909 F35 249 2132 00:51:09
1789 Joanne Emmett Female 1081 FS 318 2345 00:55:38

Park Closure

imageThe OPW have requested that we cancel our Wednesday and Saturday runs for the duration of Joe Biden’s state visit as the park is under extra security. So we’ll be running from the War Memorial Gardens this week;

  • Wednesday 22nd June
  • Saturday 25th June

Meeting point is just inside the entrance off the South Circular Road, pass by the salvage yard.

There will be extra Garda security around the park from today until Sunday.

Location Change June 4th

Bloom is on in the Phoenix Park this weekend, there are lots of road closures and the main event is in the visitors centre, so we’ll be running at an alternative location this Saturday 4th of June.

Saturday’s run will take place from Irishtown Stadium at the usual time of 10am, it’s located beside Ringsend Park. There’s plenty of parking available, we’ll have a long and short routes, Couch to 5k and walking group as usual. Afterwards we’ll go for food in Sandymount village.

Location Change 2016 06 04 June Bloom

Gay Theatre Festival

IDGTF Logo 2015 GreenGareth had suggested Irish Historical Theatre Shorts on in the Cobalt Cafe Saturday 7th 7:30pm,

Three plays spanning over a century of Irish LGBT history from the 1890’s and Oscar Wilde’s imprisonment through a love story in 1916 to the height of the Celtic Tiger.

Get your tickets in advance at the link below, and we’ll head to the Front Lounge afterwards for a few drinks.


There are plenty of other plays on during the festival, check out the Gay Theatre website to view the programme.

And thanks to Gareth for his help 🙂

Table Quiz 2016

Wednesday was our annual table quiz, a big thank you to our members who came out to support on the night and brought friends and family, this is our biggest fundraising event and your support is appreciated.

I’d also like to thank our host Sinéad Burke who has hosted our quiz for the last 3 years, The George Bar for having us and all the help they provided on the night, the volunteers from the club, Martha, Anne Maire, Claire, Siobhan, John K, John C and Eithne, along with the committee especially Gregory for all his work and fab questions 🙂

Finally a thank you to those who donated prizes, Kevin, Leo, Jacqui, Steve Boylan, Gareth, The Garden Powerscourt, Nancy Hands, The George Bar and the Phoenix Cafe.

We raised €670 for our club and thanks to the winning team generously donating their winnings, we raised €1,100 for our Pride Run Charity the LGBT Helpline.

Thank you