Carrigtwohill Vintage Club’s Jimmy McCarthy Annual Memorial Run Commences Sunday

By Alan Sheehan


Carrigtwohill Vintage Club’s Jimmy McCarthy Annual Memorial Run takes place this Sunday, 25 June.
The Jimmy McCarthy Annual Memorial Road Run will depart from Carrigtwohill Community Centre at 11.30am, with registration of vehicles held there from 10am. Participants can sign up for one of two separate runs; the first run is open to both modern and classic tractors while the second is for vintage and classic cars, lorries and motorcycles. Any and all owners of vintage vehicles are welcome to take part.
“Anybody with anything vintage can come to it,” said Fergus Coomey, Chairman of Carrigtwohill Vintage Club, “be it a bike, car, tractor, whatever. We are expecting a very big crowd at the run. There will be tea, coffee and sandwiches at the community centre after the run.”
Refreshments will be provided for all registered drivers. Last year’s memorial run was the biggest such run in East Cork with over 100 participants on the day.
The Annual Road Run is held in memorial of Jimmy McCarthy, one of Carrigtwohill Vintage Club’s founding members.
“Jimmy McCarthy was our first president at the club,” said Mr Coomey. “And even though he was elderly, he died unexpectedly so we named this run after him. All the money raised on the day gets put aside and the McCarthy family nominates a charity for us to give that money to. Last year it was St Vincent de Paul, but this year’s charity is to be confirmed but we will hand over the cheque at our Fair on 20 August.”
For more information contact Carrigtwohill Vintage Club by its Facebook page or by email at or phone at 087 401 5565.