Another vintage performance by Ballylanders club

FRIENDS MEET IN BALLYLANDERS: Agricultural contractor and former power tools salesman, Cllr. Frank Roche from Castletownroche, who met Tom Twomey, Liam O'Donnell and Anne O'Donnell (all from Mitchelstown) at last Sunday's vintage run in Ballylanders. (Pic: John Ahern)

This Avondhu correspondent spent much of last Sunday morning in the presence of drivers who took part in Noah Quish Road Run – an event, organised and hosted by the Ballylanders based, Morning Star Vintage Club. There are a good many vintage clubs in the region, but few are as active as ‘The Morning Star’. Regardless of the weather, these chaps (mainly men) mount their mechanical steeds to raise money for a variety of good causes.

In this case, the purpose of the exercise was to raise funds for little Noah Quish, who is a cheerful young boy, who needs considerable medical care. It’s a great source of comfort to Noah’s family, that relatives, neighbours and friends are so anxious to help with what has been an extensive fundraising campaign. 

Little Blue Hero, Noah was in attendance on the day, checking all the vehicles before they started out on their journey and he escorted them on their way in his own Garda car. On Monday, Noah underwent spinal surgery at Crumlin Children’s Hospital and is now recovering, however, ahead of the surgery was ‘making siren sounds telling everyone about the fab day he had’ at the Noah Quish Road Run in Ballylanders. 

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