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Quinn Brothers Set New Record

Pic (1): “Quinn Brothers Foursome”. Left – Right: John, Martin, Michael & Billy. Pic (2): “Edel with Medals” together with Martin, Edel & Michael (Note: John & Billy had to fly back to Azerbaijan.)

Four Quinn brothers from the village of Holycross, Thurles, Co. Tipperary, ran the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon last weekend in support of the Irish Cancer Society. Their goal was to raise as much funding as possible for Irish Cancer Research.

This project was very close to their heart, given the fact that their sister Edel is terminally ill with multiple myeloma; latter a cancer arising from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell which is made in the bone marrow.

Through the help of the Irish Cancer Research, Edel continues to battles bravely against her illness.  Edel is very well known is the community having worked for many years with “Inclusive Opportunities” in Thurles, before being struck down by this illness.

It is most certainly a record to have four brothers from the same family and from the same village of Holycross to run in the Dublin City Marathon; if not a record for the county of Tipperary itself.

The brothers ran very well in the marathon with some impressive times. Billy (3hrs-23 mins), Michael (3hrs-57mins), Martin (4 hrs) and John (4hrs-51mins). However, they also managed to raise well over 12,500 Euro and are not completely finished yet.

Between the four brothers and three of their wife’s, they have completed over 41 marathons in the past few years.

Congratulations to all four brothers on their truly massive achievement.

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