Cycle raises €18,000 for Tipperary minor footballers

Last weekend’s Fun Cycle in aid of the 2012 Tipperary minor football team raises a whopping €18,000.

Last weekend’s Fun Cycle in aid of the 2012 Tipperary minor football team raises a whopping €18,000.

The organising committee hopes that figure will now hit the €20,000 target initially set by the committee.

Conuty board chairman Sean Nugent, Noel Morris (Football Board Chairman) and Pete Savage (Friends of Tipperary Football Chairman) last night thanked everyone for their support.

Over 40 cyclists took part in the overall event which was blessed with glorious weather.

Both set of cyclists (south Tipp and north Tipp) met at the Anner Hotel to finish their journey together and arrived at Semple Stadium and Dr Morris Park at 1.30pm in time for the county senior footballers’ historic win over Antrim in the third round of the qualifiers. Bucket collections were held in each town they visited.

“The north cyclists started at Nenagh GAA centre and went through Toomevara, Moneygall, Roscrea and Templemore,” said a member of the organising committee.

“The cyclists from the south started at Clonmel GAA and visited Cahir, New Inn, Cashel, Horse & Jockey, Littleton and Two-Mile-Borris.

“We would like to thank all those who participated and contributed to the fund, members of the Red Cross, safety stewards and Skoda and Ryan Motors for the use of a safety car. Special thanks is due also to the minor footballers, their parents, local and national media and to all those who helped out with catering.

“We hope this is a start of an annual event which can get bigger and bigger - just like Tipperary football,” the spokesperson concluded.