Weekend of cycling and walking for all the family will help worthy cause

Ronan Corcoran was joined by horse trainer Aidan O'Brien and Katie Cunningham O'Dwyer from Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Ireland for the launch of the weekend of cycling and walking that the Clonmel Emergency Services have organised for June 21st-23rd in support of ABI Ireland.
Clonmel Emergency Services will host a charity weekend on Friday June 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd featuring walking and cycling events for all the family. The group of local Gardai, Ambulance Paramedics and Firefighters was set up in 2008 and to date has raised almost €30,000 for local charities in South Tipperary.

Clonmel Emergency Services will host a charity weekend on Friday June 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd featuring walking and cycling events for all the family. The group of local Gardai, Ambulance Paramedics and Firefighters was set up in 2008 and to date has raised almost €30,000 for local charities in South Tipperary.

This year’s event, in association with National Bike Week and the County Council, is in aid of Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Ireland. ABI Ireland are based in Cashel and they provide much-needed help and support to people in the south east region who have suffered a brain injury, and their families.

The weekend begins on Friday, 21st June with a 5km walk along the By-pass from the Park Hotel, starting at 7pm. Players from the Tipperary hurling team will join the walk.

Then on Saturday, 22nd the organisers will host cycling events of 55km for the leisure cyclists and 100km for the more enthusiastic cyclists. Both cycles will leave Clonmel at 10am from the Rugby Club car park at Ardgaoithe following registration in the Fire Station. Paralympian Mark Rohan will join the cycle. That night there will be a barbecue in Moynihan’s Bar with music and a raffle with a Hybrid bike as the top prize. A Munster rugby team photo signed by the players will also be auctioned.

On Sunday at 11am the organisers will assist the County Council with its family fun cycle around the streets of Clonmel, which will start and finish in Mick Delahunty Square, opposite the swimming pool. This is a free event with kids entertainment and a chance for them to meet members of the Emergency services and have their picture taken with their vehicles.

Registration for the walk is from 6pm on Friday and is only €5. People interested in cycling on Saturday can register on-line at www.eventmaster.ie for €20 or on the day at Clonmel Fire Station from 8.30am for a cost of €25. Raffle tickets can be bought from any committee member or by calling

087-3896595.

The emergency services are also requesting people to support Clonmel Theatre Guild’s dinner theatre production on Wednesday, 12th June in Raheen House Hotel. All proceeds from this night will be donated to ABI Ireland. Tickets priced at €30 include three one-act plays and a three course meal and are available at Marian’s in O’Connell Street.

For more details follow the emergency services events on www.facebook.com/clonmel emergency cycle 2013 or email southtippemergencycycle@gmail.com

The organisers thank all their sponsors and helpers for the fantastic support they have received so far.