Marchathon 2014 Prize Winners

The Campus with the highest uptake of participants in Marchathon 2014 was the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown with a 6% uptake, congratulations!

The team winning the Team Pledge Prize Draw is Canirish Team from the University of Limerick (Team Captain: Ciaran O’Donnell ). We are also awarding runner-up goodies to Na Gaeil Team from the National University of Galway (Team Captain : Bríd Ní Chualáin) and Technicolor Ghandi Team from Dublin Institute of Technology (Team Captain:Alan Kinsella).

The Overall Winning Team of Marchathon 2014 is the Donegal Dolls DCU Team from Dublin City University (Team Captain : Tanya White ). The 2 runner-up teams are Awkward Moyola Team from the National University of Ireland Galway (Team Captain: Laura Reilly ) and Girl Power Blanchardstown IT Team from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (Team Captain : Louise Brennan )

Congratulations to all on-campus teams for all of the hard work that you put in to making Marchathon a success in your campus. We had huge difficulty choosing the winning team.

The 2014 Marchathon Best On-Campus Implementers Award goes to the Institute of Technology Sligo. The second place award for on-campus Implementers goes to the University of Limerick. Congratulations!

As well as making huge efforts to promote the Marchathon on campus, the IT Sligo implementation team also organised fantastic activities and events throughout the week to encourage students to get out walking including three legged walks, wear your county colours walking, bring a lecturer for a walk, bring a friend for a walk, dress up and go walking day, walking in the rain in swimwear and a yo yo walking competition!

Marchathon Story Competition Winners are Louise O’ Driscoll from Mary Immaculate College and Edel Hardiman from the Institute of Technology Sligo.

Spot prizes of Marchathon goodies are also being awarded to the following story entrants.

  1. Ziyanda Shologu from the Institute of Technology Sligo
  2. Judy Conmey from Trinity College Dublin
  3. Fatiat Buhari from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
  4. Harshitha Suresh from Dublin City University
  5. Kevin Mulvany from Dublin Institute of Technology
  6. Shannon Leakey from Trinity College Dublin
  7. Felipe Cavallaro Leonardo from the University of Limerick
  8. Sorcha Casey Ó Siochru from Trinity College Dublin
  9. Nina Baker from Trinity College Dublin
  10. Fan Wang from Trinity College Dublin

Team Captain & Member Nominations

There were some absolutely fantastic Marchathon Team Captains and Members who inspired and motivated their teammates throughout Marchathon. Check out the list of all Team Captain and Team Member nominations! You might event appear on it yourself!

The Winner of the Team Captain Nominations Competition is Siobhan Cusack from the National University of Ireland Galway. Congratulations Siobhan! There were so many fantastic captains who really inspired and motivated their teams. It was very difficult to choose the winner. We are also awarding runners up Marchathon goodies to Amanda Browne from the National University of Ireland Galway, Michelle Broderick from the National University of Ireland Galway, Grace Lavelle from Trinity College Dublin, Paul O’Connor from the Institute of Technology Sligo and Chris Richards, Limerick Institute of Technology.

The Winning Team Member Nominated by her team is Fatiat Buhari from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. Congratulation Fatiat! We have also chosen to award goodie packs to the following fantastic team members: James Daly from the University of Limerick, Darragh Murtagh from the National University of Ireland Maynooth, Gary Hall from Dublin Institute of Technology, Anita Condron from the University of Limerick, Brid Ronayne from Trinity College Dublin, Fiona Murphy, Mary Immaculate College, Louise Roche, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown, Ryan Coyle from the Institute of Technology Sligo, Shannon McGrath from the University of Limerick and Adam Joy, Rachael O’Brien and Martin English from Limerick Institute of Technology.

The Evaluation Prize Winner is Neil McEnaney, Dublin Institute of Technology. The following runners up in this category will receive a marchathon goodie pack.

1. James Lockwood, National University of Ireland Maynooth
2. Marlon Oliveira, Dublin City University
3. Conor Boylan, Institute of Technology Sligo
4. Emma McCabe, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown
5. Kiera Heffernan, University College Cork
6. Chris Richards, Limerick Institute of Technology

Monday’s Daily Prize Draw Winning Team is: Kelly and Co IT Sligo (Team Captain – Sharon Kelly ). Congrats! This team has won a Go Tab Light Tablet and Marchathon gear each.

Monday’s Runners Up Prizes of Marchathon goodies go to the following teams:

  1. The Gypsy, The Tramp & The Thief UL ( University of Limerick : Sarah Coonan )
  2. Universally Challenged NUIG ( National University of Galway : Siobhan Collins )
  3. Ultimate Frisbee DIT ( Dublin Institute of Technology : James Cantwell )

Refer a Friend prize draw winner is Judy Conmey from The Turkeys TCD team who referred her friends in The Harps TCD team to sign up to Marchathon!

Teams who registered before the Marchathon started were entered into a prize draw – the winners are the team “Good Team Name” UL from the University of Limerick with team members Aoife McLoughlin, Eimear OSullivan and Kate Hennessy.

The Winning Team of Tuesday’s Daily Prize Draw is: Cregans Army from Mary Immaculate College Limerick, with Captain Dinny Ferncombe. Congrats! You’ve won a Go Tab Light Tablet each and Marchathon gear.

We’re also awarding runners up prizes of Marchathon goodies to the following teams:

  1. One step at a time Team from the Institute of Technology Sligo (Captain: Tommy Mac Namara)
  2. Horse Attack UL Team from the University of Limerick (Captain: Kerry Doolan)
  3. The Mighty Ducks DIT Team from Dublin Institute of Technology (Captain: Gearóid Manning)

‘Join Us Online’ Prize Winners

Thanks to everyone who’s getting involved on Twitter and Facebook, please keep it up we love hearing from! Congrats to Kee-Ran O’Donnell, Rebekka Duffy, Laura Ni Raghallaigh, Claire Kelly, Tanya White ‏@Tan93White  and Gràs Beathag (Mal) ‏@mostlyalurker  who’ve won some great Marchathon gear!

The Winners of the Team Photo Competition who will each receive some lovely Marchathon treats are:

  1. HOB Team 2, Mary Immaculate College
  2. Team JJG TCD
  3. Pertu Machos Team, University of Limerick
  4. The Dark Horses NUIG
  5. The Mad Scones Team NUI Galway
  6. Scrambled Legs TCD Team
  7. NormaJen Team, Limerick Institute of Technology

The Winning Team of Wednesday’s Daily Prize Draw is: The Lazybugs Team from Blanchardstown IT (Captain: Ciara O’Mara). Congrats! You’ve won a Go Tab Light Tablet each and Marchathon gear!

We’re also awarding runners up prizes of Marchathon goodies to the following teams:

  1. The Matures from Mary Immaculate College Limerick (Captain: Theresa O Connell )
  2. Keene on Walking University of Limerick (Captain: Lauren Powers )
  3. The Occupational Therapy Buzzers National University of Galway (Captain: Amanda Browne)

The Winners of the Walk on Wednesday Photo Competition who will each receive some lovely Marchathon goodies are:

– Biochem Team from IT Sligo
– Time for Walkies DCU Team from Dublin City University
– Team CJB from IT Sligo
– Bumbling Ramblers UCD Team From University College Dublin
– Cheeta Girls from IT Blanchardstown
– OT Squared Team from Trinity College Dublin
– Incredibles Team from IT Sligo
– Team to be decided at a later date from Trinity College Dublin
– Planta Hallucis UCD HealthScience Team from University College Dublin


The Winning Team of Thursday’s Daily Prize Draw is:
Walk It Harder, Makes Us Better TCD from Trinity College Dublin (Captain: Spencer Christie ) Congrats! You’ve won a Go Tab Light Tablet each and lovely Marchathon gear

We’re also awarding runners up prizes of Marchathon goodies to the following teams:

1. MDP All-Stars Team from Trinity College Dublin (Captain: John Hennessy )

2. The Troy Boltons UL Team from the University of Limerick (Captain : Philippa Brennan )

3. Ranish Rebels NUIG from the National University of Galway (Captain: Makela Kearns-Sayers )

Congratulations to all those who Found the Time to Walk Posters on their campus! The winners of Marchathon goodies are:

Jessica Moloney, Are UL? Cause You’re Looking Well! Team From University of Limerick

Naoise Doherty, Beautiful Disasters Team from University College Cork

Fiadhnait McDonough, Universally Challenged NUIG Team from NUI Galway

The Winning Team of Friday’s Daily Prize Draw is: Three Best Friends! Team from the National University of Ireland Galway (Captain: Edel Houton). Congrats! You’ve won a Go Tab Light Tablet each and Marchathon gear

We’re also awarding runners up prizes of Marchathon goodies to the following teams:

1. An Focal UL Team from the University of Limerick (Captain: Paul Austin )

2. DIT Handball 8 Team from Dublin Institute of Technology (Captain: Brian Sankey )

3. Practitioners Unite ITB Team from the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (Captain: Elise Wickham )

Congratulations!