Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle Yields Over €8,000

Castleisland Day Care Centre Nurse/Manager, Marcella Finn (left) with guest starter and Castleisland PP Fr. Mossie Brick with: Rita McCarthy, Margaret Nolan and Martina O’Donoghue at the start of the 13th annual charity cycle in support of the centre. ©Photograph: John Reidy

There may have been a bit of shifting around because of Kerry’s deep involvement in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Final but the Castleisland Day Care Centre Charity Cycle was eventually held on Sunday 8th with a 10am start.

All Changed

It used to be a constant on the first Sunday of September – traditional ‘Hurling Final Sunday’ but the GAA went and changed all that.

This year, the 13th. annual running of the cycle, an estimated 150 cyclists of all abilities took to the road in the most ideal weather conditions and after a wave or two of a Kerry flag by guest starter and Castleisland PP Fr. Mossie Brick.

2019 Total Revealed

Then just today the day care centre management revealed that the effort, which usually yields figures in the area of €8,000, didn’t disappoint as the cyclists, supporters and organisers hauled in a final tally of €8,100 from the day.

Sanctioned by Cycling Ireland

The event is sanctioned by Cycling Ireland and organised in conjunction with Currow Cycling Club.

This year a choice of four distances: 15Km., 40Km., 80Km. and 100Km were provided to suit all levels of cyclists.

Grateful for Support

We issued an appeal in August this year for support for the cycle and Irish Women’s Rugby team captain, Ciara Griffin obliged us by launching the campaign for us with our friends and organisers from Currow Cycling Club.

“We’re very grateful to them all for their work and support,” said the centre’s Nurse/Manager, Marcella Finn.