Cyclists saddle up and set off for Heineken Cup final
CYCLISTS NOW have their sights set on pedalling from New Ross to Stade de France in Paris next year following the success of last weekend's charity cycle to the Aviva Stadium for both the Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals.
Last Thursday thirteen cyclists set out from New Ross and headed to Dublin for the weekend's matches with the hope of raising €3,000 for the Friends of St Luke's. This was the group's third year cycling for charity to the Heineken Cup final.
Cyclists Mick Dreelan, Michael Bailey, Philip Mullett and Conor McMahon from New Ross, Dick Meaney and Richard Meaney from The Rower, James Meaney and Daniel Meaney from Inistioge, Shane McDonald from Raheen, Martin Malone from Tullogher, Larry Ryan from Glenmore, Val Keane from Slieverue and Philip O'Neill from Waterford were accompanied along the way by support crew members Dermot O'Grady from New Ross, James Bryan from Inistioge and Adam Dwyer from Ballyhack.
'We had a great weekend,' said Michael Dreelan, adding that the group is hopeful of reaching their €3,000 fundraising target.