The Castletown-Liam Mellows cycle is a resounding success
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.