Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup

The Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup is a 1.8 km swim in Curracloe held every year by Wexford Masters. It has been running since 2011. It raises funds for the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis

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Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis

“The Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis was set up in Wexford, Ireland, at the start of 2008 after the death of Tracie Lawlor (24) after a life long battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). It is the brainchild of Tracie’s Mam & brother’s Joseph & Brian. Since then it has grown immensely across Wexford, the South East and Ireland. With the support of many people we have being able to grow and provide for our CF’s. We are here to help all people with CF in Ireland as much as we can, so please don’t hesitate to contact us. The TLT4CF do not take a wage or salary from any donation received, we believe a charity should be just that & not run as a non-profit limited company (CEO) as this leads to a clear elitism in the people getting the wage/salary versus the people actually giving their time & effort without cost, then seeing their hard earned donations removed for a wage or otherwise.” 

Please see www.tracielawlortrust.com for more details including current research.

Photo Gallery

Accounts of Past Swims

2016

Photos of the event courtesy here (Courtesy of Ian Lawlor)

2015

A massive thanks to everyone for travelling to Curracloe for the 2015 Tracie Lawlor Cup. We really do appreciate it and hope to see ye back in the Sunny South East next year!! Happy Swimming 🙂

Photo Album of event on Facebook: here

More pics of event: here

2014

Well done to all the swimmers who swam in the Tracie Lawlor Memorial Cup races on Sunday, 22nd June in Curracloe. The results are here.

Thanks very much to the Lawlors for taking over 100 fab pics of the event. Pics are here.

Well done, Team Wicklow! Thanks for your continued support of the event.

Amy O’Brien: 1st Place

Hannah Blake: 2nd Place

Joanna Hamilton: 6th Place

Emma O’Brien: 11th Place

Hannah Blake: Fastest Time

2013

The weather co-operated with us on Sat, 14th Sept to give us a calm, sunny day with great visibility so it was full steam ahead for the event! Well done to all the swimmers who competed. It was great to see ye all in the water.

Thank you sincerely for supporting such a worthwhile charity (Tracie Lawlor Trust).

2012

A SHINING SUCCESS! Sat July 14th 2012
We were blessed with great weather for our race event today! A good bit of sunshine, not a drop of rain, a light breeze and the water was calm with a playful current. This year was the first time we had a Swim Ireland event in Curracloe and the new location attracted 120 swimmers (67 men, 53 women), mainly from Dublin and Wicklow swimming clubs.
The sign-on took place at the side of the “Winning Post” with the men’s race going off first in the afternoon and the women’s proceeding swiftly thereafter. The triangular-shaped course, marked by three bright orange buoys, was 1 nautical mile (approx. 1.8 km) starting on the beach at the end of the main boardwalk, out to the 1st and 2nd buoy, running south towards’s Culleton’s Gap and back again.
With ample shoreline observers, 8 kayakers and 3 safety boats on patrol, the swimmers were well observed. There was a great crowd and buzz on the beach with the lifeguards and a seal or two also looking on! All swimmers fared well and we had some great times.
The prize-giving ceremony took place in Hotel Curracloe following refreshments. The first man (Gary Bedford, NAC) and woman (Julie Roche, Wicklow SC) received perpetual cups and numerous prizes such as wholesome hampers supplied by Karoo Farm Shop in Killinick were awarded.
We would like to warmly thank all those who made this day a success: the numerous sponsors, our dedicated club members especially Pat (for his great organisational skills and energy) and Heike (as safety officer and bringing in a very generous sponsor), Swim Ireland, the fab 120 swimmers, Skipper Stephen Kelly, First Mate, Shane and deck-hand Pat Dobbs for helping out as lead safety boat and Skipper Mick McGinley in second safety boat, the safety personnel, the RNLI, Red Cross, Coastguard and boats, JP from Hotel Curracloe and Jim Underwood for the great venue and refreshments after the races.
We would also like to sincerely thank the swimmers and sponsors who donated so generously to the Tracie Lawlor Trust, which is a local, non-waged charity set up in 2008 after the sad death of Tracie Lawlor (24) following a life-long battle with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Ireland has the highest number of CF cases in Europe and the Tracie Lawlor Trust is currently conducting a massive research project into integrative health care options for CF patients throughout Ireland.

2011

Back in July 2011, a swim event was organised by Pat Whitney in Curracloe, Wexford in aid of the local charity, the Tracie Lawlor Trust for Cystic Fibrosis. About 30 men and women took to the water for the 1.5 km swim. This was both a fundraiser and training exercise for a future, more ambitious international event for the same charity which took place later on that same year. In September 2011, 12 Wexford swimmers flew transatlantic to San Francisco in the US to swim in the tough Alcatraz classic (2 km). They all successfully completed the swim, were awarded the club prize and raised a fantastic €10,619 which was gratefully accepted by the Tracie Lawlor Trust back on Irish soil.

These events marked the beginnings of what has now become a highly-anticipated annual charity event. On 14/07/2012, 120 swimmers took to the water in Curracloe: many of whom had travelled from Wicklow/Dublin to partake. The swim is now on the Swim Ireland annual calendar and we look forward to another great fundraising event in the Sunny South East on 14/09/2013.

Some Prizegiving Pics