Local team win coveted Burns Moley Memorial Shield

Declan McAteer Posted by
Friday, May 4th, 2012

Four local men are delighted to have beaten competition from 27 teams from all across Ireland to win the Twin Peaks Challenge and take home the Burns Moley Memorial Shield.

The Twin Peaks Challenge took place at the end of February with teams of four leaving Camlough Community House to traverse two of the most scenic peaks in South Armagh, Camlough Mountain and Slieve Gullion, before reaching the final destination point – Ti Chulainn Cultural Centre.

The winning team, a mixture of youth and experience, was made up of Packie & Frankie McKenna, Peter Smith and Paul Murray, with a time of 4 hours and 2 minutes the team have set the bar high for next year’s competition.

The Twin Peaks Challenge raises money each year for Camlough Community House, Declan Murphy Chairperson of Camlough Community Association said,

“The walk is now in its 4th year and the number of participating teams has grown year on year, making the Twin Peaks Challenge a permanent fixture on the walking calendar in South Armagh.

“I am very grateful to all the teams who participated, some of whom travelled long distances to take part. I must also commend members of the winning team who completed the course in an extremely impressive time to win the Burns Moley Memorial Shield.

“The winner’s trophy was named after local Volunteers Brendan Burns and Brendan Moley who died in 1988 and the inaugural Twin Peaks Challenge took place as part of the 20th anniversary of the deaths of the ‘Two Brendans’.

“I know that the Burns Moley Memorial Shield is going to a good home for the coming year and I hope that next year’s Challenge is even bigger and better.”

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