What is the Jacinta O’ Brien annual memorial event?
The 2021 Jacinta O’Brien annual memorial challenges are to celebrate and commemorate one of University of Limericks most cherished and loved members of staff in the Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences. Jacinta passed away in 2004 and so to mark the 17th anniversary of her passing our challenges aim to inspire, just like Jacinta has influenced and inspired so many young men and women with her passion for physical activity and sport. It is our hope that we can capture her enthusiasm within these challenges in both a sporting and communal context.
Both events taking place are in aid of The Irish Cancer Society, Limerick Suicide Watch and The Mater Foundation. Our main goal of these challenges is to raise as much funds as possible for these amazing charities. Our hopes are to challenge students and the public to get up and active as they complete our physical challenges. All challenges are to be completed virtually and within current COVID guidelines.
Challenge 1 – The Ireland Centennial Challenge
The Ireland Centennial Challenge will test the 2nd Sport and Exercise Science students as they complete
- Max Push-ups,
- Max Crunches
- Max Burpees
(Within 2 mins each)
- Followed by a quick snappy 5km run.
The Challenge begins at the start of week 8 and runs through till Friday (15th -21st March). You can follow our efforts by searching #ICC4JOB on social media
Challenge 2 – 999 for the frontline
999 for the frontline is a virtual challenge for the public and students. This is open to anyone…from the keen runner to the casual walker!
Our challenge consists of the following:
- Completing a 9 km run/walk/cycle- in one bout or over the course of the week
- Giving a donation of 9 to our GoFundMe
- Nominating 9 people of your choice to take part in the event.
This event will take place in week 9 between the 22nd – 26th of March.
How can you get involved?
Through Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook and Twitter the word is being spread and support is growing by the day. You will be able to find the GoFundme page for the Jacinta O’Brien memorial events on all our social media pages. We ask you for your support and we hope to see ye in PESS soon.
Twitter- @999forthefrontline @irelandcentennialchallenge
Facebook- @999forthefrontline @The Ireland Centennial Challenge
Instagram- @999forthefrontline @irelandcentennialchallenge