The Castle­town-Liam Mel­lows cy­cle is a re­sound­ing suc­cess

Gorey Guardian - - PICTURES - By BREN­DAN KEANE

THE CASTLE­TOWN-Liam Mel­lows GAA club held a very suc­cess­ful 120km fundrais­ing cy­cle re­cently which fol­lowed an ex­ten­sive route through­out the county.

A spokesper­son for the club told this news­pa­per that 42 peo­ple par­tic­i­pated and out of that only six were reg­u­lar com­pet­i­tive cy­clists.

‘They had fundraised them­selves be­fore­hand and while most of them weren’t reg­u­lar cy­clists they had trained for this in the weeks lead­ing up to it,’ said Eilis Kin­sella, who was one of the or­gan­is­ers.

‘Most of the peo­ple in­volved don’t cy­cle that much so it was bril­liant for them to com­plete the course,’ she added.

The event was or­gan­ised as the fi­nal push in mak­ing the fi­nal pay­ment in re­la­tion to the de­vel­op­ing the club’s bril­liant arena which cost in the re­gion of €450,000.

‘This was or­gan­ised as part of the push to make that fi­nal pay­ment and we’re hop­ing that a walk­ing track will also be de­vel­oped around the play­ing area this year too,’ said Ms Kin­sella. Such was the level of suc­cess this year that it will be held again in 2019.

The cy­clists had an early start on the day, set­ting off at 7.30 am. Their route took them from Castle­town to Tara Hill, Gorey, Bal­ly­canew and Wex­ford - where re­fresh­ments were served at Sars­field’s GAA pitch.

The route home took the cy­clists to En­nis­cor­thy, Gorey and Inch be­fore fin­ish­ing back where they started with a grand fi­nale.

The ‘Tour of Wex­ford 120km Cy­cle’ in sup­port of Castle­town-Liam Mel­lows GAA Club.

Jack and Eilis Kananagh with their chil­dren, Anna, Jim and Kate.

Peter Keo­hane and Col­lie O’Do­herty.

Arnaud Clopin, Bob Cros­bie and Paul Kin­sella.

Mary Forde with her daugh­ter, Ab­by­may and Dawn Ber­gin at the ‘Tour of Wex­ford 120km Cy­cle’ in sup­port of Castle­town-Liam Mel­lows GAA Club.

Lisa Mel­lom and Carmel Mur­phy.

Sean McNa­mare with his daugh­ter Is­abella.

An­thony Master­son with his daugh­ter Caragh.

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