GAA Stars Saddle Up in Support of Recovery Haven’s ’s Ring of Kerry Cycle Recruitment

GAA stars line out at Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa for cancer support charity Recovery Haven’s Kerry Ring of Kerry Cycle recruitment drive.  Included are from left: Cathal Walshe PRO of the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle , Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh,  Kerry senior ladies footballer; Enda Walshe,  Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle; Diarmuid O’Connor Kerry senior footballer; Dermot Crowley, Recovery Haven , Marisa Reidy PR & Marketing Officer Recovery Haven Kerry and  Tim MacSwiney Recovery Haven. Photograph: Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD .

Kerry GAA stars Diarmuid O’Connor and Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh traded their football boots for bicycles on Wednesday afternoon.

They were helping local cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, kick-start its recruitment campaign for this year’s Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle (ROKCC).

Recovery Haven has been chosen as a Tier Two beneficiary of the renowned charity cycle which takes place on July 6th – and the charity is now calling on the public to sign up on its behalf.

Invitation from Ballygarry

The charity was thrilled to accept an invitation from Ballygarry Estate Hotel and Spa owners to use their beautiful location as the backdrop to launch their recruitment drive, with ROKCC PRO Cathal Walshe and GAA stars Diarmuid and Louise taking time out of their busy schedules to lend their support.

Recovery Haven PR and Marketing officer, Marisa Reidy said that while several people have already signed up to cycle for the charity since registration opened, they really want to spread the word about the charity’s involvement again this year and explain just how much people’s support means to their service users.

Aim of the Campaign

“We are so thrilled that people have already signed up to cycle for Recovery Haven – but it’s really wonderful to see Diarmuid, Louise and Cathal here with us to help us spread the word even further,” she said.

“The main aim of this campaign is to show people that when they sign up to cycle for Recovery Haven, all their fundraising efforts will come directly to us, allowing us to continue to offer free supports to those dealing with cancer.

“The feedback from clients is truly touching and quite emotional – from people saying that Recovery Haven was their light at the end of a very dark tunnel; that we helped them to develop a resilience they never imagined; to someone who described Recovery Haven as their lifeline when they were sinking.

So Wonderful to Hear

“This is so wonderful to hear. What we want to stress is that those signing up for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle in aid of Recovery Haven are contributing directly to that.

“It’s our amazing supporters who allow us to make that difference and that is what makes this event so, so special,” said Marisa.

For those interested in signing up for this year’s cycle in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry, all you have to do so is: Log onto

Register for Ring of Kerry Charity Fund. Choose Recovery Haven Kerry from the drop down menu. And this year, everyone who registers to cycle for Recovery Haven can also set up their own idonate page to raise even more funds for the charity.

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