Tyrone GAA Star, Kevin Hughes, to join St. Mary’s PS Cabragh “length of Ireland” Cycle
Next Thursday will see six members of the Killeeshil community embark on a 400 mile journey “on their bikes” to secure much needed funds for the local Primary School.
The fundraising event will literally see the sextet take on the length of Ireland challenge as they will cycle from the most southerly point of Ireland , Mizen Head, to the most northerly point Malin Head.
It is certainly another massive endeavour by a local group and has already seen the entire local community energised into raising an impressive £35,000 which will go towards school funds, as local businesses have rowed in behind the venture and provided sponsorship on the newly designed jersey.
Principal, Seamus McCreesh, will be joined by Primary 6 teacher Brian McKenna and Building Supervisor Damian Hamill, as well as parents Ciaran McElvogue, Ciaran Nugent and former Tyrone great, Kevin Hughes, as they cycle the length of Ireland from 25th May to 28th May.
Former Tyrone GAA star, Kevin Hughes, who was the official “man of the match” in Tyrone’s first ever victory in an All Ireland senior final (2003) has certainly travelled throughout Ireland in his Gaelic football career. This will be a first though on a bicycle and will see the ‘Hub’, alongside his very committed colleagues, renew acquaintances with many counties along the way, as they embark from the iconic location in county Cork on Thursday before arriving at Malin Head on Sunday.
We wish them all well and congratulate all involved in a terrific
Main sponsor Eugene O’Neill from O’Neill Building Works recently presented the cyclist with the new custom designed jerseys.
The school children are also taking part and are participating in a fun cycle on Sunday 21st May, leaving the school at 1pm.