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Plassey 10K Launch Day

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Plassey 10kIn a break from the recent poor weather conditions, the sun shone gloriously all over the campus on Monday, 10th March and the second year Sports and Exercise Science students were hard at work launching the annual “Plassey 10K”. This event is organised by the second year Sports and Exercise Science students each year under the guidance of the ARENA/UL Sport and the PESS department. This year’s launch took place in the courtyard, outside the library and ARENA, each area awash with activities. Music was playing, games were taking place and cakes being sold all in the name of two worthwhile charities.

The “Plassey 10K” is organised in memory of Jacinta O’ Brien, a former member of the staff in the PESS Department. Jacinta passed away at peace in her sleep from the condition Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. This year marks the 10th anniversary of her death and this is how we remember her whilst also raising much needed funds for local charities. The two chosen charities this year are The Mater SADS Foundation and Donal Walsh-LiveLife.

This year the run will take place on Sunday 6th April at 11am and registration is now open. The launch day was a huge success with €941.52 raised for the chosen charities. Olwen Kennedy (Race Leader), wished to thank all of the students and staff of UL who gave so generously on the day and is looking forward to seeing as many students and staff participating on the day. Registration is taking place in the foyer of the Arena daily so look out for students there and sign up for the race if you have not yet done so. There are small competitions running alongside the event (e.g. guess the number of Bon-Bons) with many prizes on offer (e.g. signed Munster jersey, 3 month gym memberships and Elvery Sports gift vouchers).

Further information about the race can be found online at our Facebook page or our website.

We hope to see you all on the 6th April for what promises to be a great day !

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