Carrick Aces, in conjunction with Castleblayney – Carrickmacross Municipal Council & Monaghan County Council, have added to the South Monaghan town’s landscape with a new sculpture titled “The Runner”.
It symbolizes the work, strength and forward movement of local communities in Ireland today.
Follow the direction of “The Runner” to the facilities provided in our community; Carrick Aces Athletics Track, The Convent Avenue, The Greenway, The Linear Garden/Walkway & Carrick Rovers Playing Fields; all of which played an integral part in our mental health during the dark times of the Covid19 pandemic by providing a safe place for everyone in our area (including the elderly & families) to exercise, walk, run and feel safe doing so.
“The Runner” is Rose Lambe [Carrick Aces, NACAI & Irish International athlete].
Designed by JP McAree & Larry Lambe, it is made from Hi-Spec stainless steel. Expertly cut, formed & welded by JP with help & support from McAree Engineering Monaghan.
Carrick Aces is a thriving athletics club with over 400 members which caters for Juvenile, Junior, Senior & Master athletes as well as Fit4Life & Couch to 5k participants. The sculpture is not yet fully complete and will look even better when finished.
With the foresight of chairperson Martin McCahey and club secretaries Sinead Rooney & Niamh Clarke along with their committee, the Aces were able to put together a proposal to Monaghan County Council with the help of Councillors Aidan Campbell & Noel Keelan and engineers Damien Thornton & Padraig McBride. This resulted in the finished work which will be a focal point to the outdoor facilities now available in Carrickmacross & South Monaghan.
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