The Jacinta O'Brien Memorial Event

The University of Limerick 2021 Jacinta O’Brien Memorial Event will be run online this year! Due to covid-19 regulations we will not be able to organise a large public event like the previous years. This year, the second-year sport and exercise students have organised two events to commemorate the life of Jacinta O’Brien. Jacinta was a lecturer in sport and exercise psychology in UL and had an interest in social psychology of Sport and Exercise with a particular reference to girl’s and women’s participation in physical activity. Jacinta died suddenly in 2004.

This fundraiser link for Limerick Suicide Watch, The Irish cancer society and the local frontline workers in the Mater Hospital in Dublin can be found on all social media platforms using the hashtag #999forthefrontline and #ICC4JOB.

Event 1- student challenge #ICC4JOB

All sport science students will be taking part in an assault course at home. This will consist of 2 minutes of press ups, crunches, and burpees followed by a 5km run to finish. In the weeks leading up to the event, we will be sharing videos and posts about the event and each exercise in the aim of teaching the public as we train.


Event 2- public challenge #999forthefrontline

This event will be open to the public. The challenge consists of each participant running, walking, cycling, swimming, etc  9km, nominating 9 people to do the challenge and donating 9 euro. This is a great way to challenge yourself physically during a time when physical events are limited. The students of second year Sports Science in UL would like this run to be a fantastic event to continue her legacy in promoting exercise and sporting participation among the general population, in particular young women who she worked with through the years.

We ask that you consider the work that these fantastic charities do every day, but particularly over the past few months, and the tireless work they do to help us in our times of need. Even the smallest donation can make a difference to someone in need and shows your gratitude to our frontline workers.
  • Johnson McEvoy 
    • €100 
    • 5 mos
  • Denis Greaney 
    • €9 
    • 5 mos
  • Cian Kearney 
    • €35 
    • 5 mos
  • Mairéad Brosnan 
    • €10 
    • 5 mos
  • Eoin Hallinan 
    • €15 
    • 5 mos
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Sports Science 
Limerick, Ireland
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