The McAllister Group in the Community

The McAllister Group was proud to support the Eoin Farrell and James Miskelly Memorial 5k which was held on Saturday 29th July in Rostrevor. The event which was hosted by The Rossi Sports Club – http://www.therossi.co.uk, was organised by friends and families of the friends who were tragically killed in a traffic accident several years ago. Eoin was an apprentice mechanic in the McAllister Group’s garage in Newry where he worked alongside his grandfather Alan Fearon. James worked for Seatruck. Proceeds from the event would be donated to local charity, Cruse Bereavement Care which provides a free and confidential support service for people who have been bereaved, to help them understand their grief and learn how to cope with their loss – http://www.cruse.org.uk. Throughout the year, the McAllister Group as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility programme supports a number of charities and events with either a community, arts or educational focus.

Over 500 walkers and 268 competitive runners took part in the event from across Meath, Louth, Dublin, Down, Armagh, Tyrone and Antrim. The winners (in a very competitive field) of the Male and Female adult categories were brother and sister duo, David and Kerry O’ Flaherty. Kerry just happens to be a member of the Irish Olympic Team – so hardly a surprise that she collected silverware.

In the Juvenile categories, the winners were:

Under 12: Boys – Joshua Muckin

Under 12: Girls – Aoife Greaney

Under 14: Boys – Leo Magee

Under 14: Girls – Annie Farrell (who is Eoin’s sister)

Under 16: Boys – No entries in this category

Under 16: Girls – Aoife McGreevy

Under 18: Boys – Thomas Nixon

Under 18: Girls – Chloe Cooper

Prizes were given out by Eoin’s grandfather Alan Fearon (the Group’s longest serving employee) and Foreman Eugene “Gingos” Quinn. Competitors, spectators and organisers had a great day. Members of the McAllister Group took part in the walk and race. The event was a huge draw with some suggestions by participants that it was the best 5K event in the Calendar!