Tir Chonaill Gaels members to cycle through Ulster to help cancer charities

Tir Chonaill Gaels members to cycle through Ulster to help cancer charities

MEMBERS of the Tir Chonaill Gaels GAA club in London will undertake a four-day charity cycle ride of Ulster from September 9–12 with the aim of raising of at least £10,000 for the Cancer Research and Ovarian Cancer charities.

Donegal quartet Maurice Carr, Paul Hegarty, Seamus Carrand and Brian McBrearty will be joined by Stephen McLoughlin (Armagh) and Frank Glynn (Clare) on the cycle ride, which starts in Newcastle, Co. Down and will take in counties Armagh, Monaghan, Fermanagh, Tyrone and Derry before finishing in Glemcolmcille, Co, Donegal after nearly 340 miles.

The club are also looking for participants to join in the challenge — whether it’s the whole journey or just a day or two — to help them reach their goal.

Any hearty volunteers are only asked to make a £100 contribution to the charities for each day they are involved in the cycle, with the donation including access to the support team during the fully routed journey, lunch, drinks and snacks, while a number of hotel rooms have been reserved for each night.

With Cancer Research estimating that one in two people will be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives, the Tir Chonaill Gaels club is no different from any other, in that many of its members over the years have either died or been affected by the disease.

TCG's Stephen McLoughlin said: "Various club members over the years know exactly how these two great charities work and the support they have received from them.

"The four-day charity ride is just our way of trying to raise some money for these two wonderful charities that do so much to help alleviate the suffering of so many people."

• Anyone interested in taking part in the event should email Stephen McLoughlin on [email protected] for more details, or you can make a donation to the cause on the TCG Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/TCGcharitycycle/