A Great Day Planned For The Paul Lucey Memorial Run/Walk

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Launching the Paul Lucey ‘Run For The Rock’ at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse back in March were, front from left; Tim McMahon, Mairead Fernane and Niall Lucey. Back from left; Members of the Stacks 1994 county championship winning team Jerry Fitzmaurice, Malachy Nagle, Owen Moynihan, Donal McEvoy and Denis Sayers. Photo by Dermot Crean

THE second Paul Lucey ‘Run for the Rock’ is just over a week away and people are encouraged to put it in their diaries for a wonderful day of entertainment.

The run will take place from Austin Stacks GAA grounds at Connolly Park on Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, which is also Lá na gClub.

And with it being the silver jubilee of Stacks 1994 county championship victory, the team Paul trained will pay a special tribute to his memory by taking part.

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This 5km/10km run will once again honour the memory of Paul Lucey, a proud Austin Stacks man who passed away December 2017.

This community event aims at getting all ages – kids, parents, grandparents and the serious athlete — to run/walk the 5km/10km route.

Over 400 people participated in what was an amazing community event last year and a fitting tribute to Paul Lucey.

The launch of the Paul Lucey ‘Run For The Rock’ at the Austin Stacks GAA Clubhouse back in March. Photo by Dermot Crean

Paul had a great love of football but more importantly a great love of fitness and well being and with this in mind the organisers are hoping to encourage an even bigger crowd to come out on Monday, May 6 and participate in this great event and reconnect with friends and neighbours.

Paul had an impressive GAA record. He won numerous titles including an All-Ireland club medal in 1977. He brought both the 1986 and 1994 teams to County Championship glory.

This year sees the 25th Anniversary of the of the 1994 County Champions and with this in mind the 1994 Austin Stacks County Champions will pay tribute to Paul.

Paul’s son Niall says they are delighted that this event is being organised to remember his dad.

“We are delighted to be associated with this run and we encourage as many as Possible to get out and get active with this great community event. This is for all ages and all abilities,” Niall said.

The event will begin at the entrance to the Austin Stacks club at 11am. Registration will take place on the morning of the event from 9.am to 10.30 am or can be done before the event through Eventbrite.ie by searching Paul Lucey memorial or the Austin Stacks facebook page.

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