Since its inception in 2001, Tour de Munster has raised over €2.78 million for its beneficiaries, with almost €2.3 million for DSI alone. This year’s tour was a special year as it celebrated the tenth year with Down Syndrome Ireland Munster branches as the main beneficiary of the tour.
John Kelly and Michelle McGrath travelled over for the Ballycotton ‘10’ Road Race in 1991, both as members of two different Liverpool running clubs. Staying in Seaspray Guesthouse in the village, love blossomed and three years later they married – and even spent part of their honeymoon back where their romance began.
The four-day charity cycle takes place from Thursday, August 8th to Sunday, August 11th and will see over 120 amateur cyclists cycle over 600km around the six counties of Munster, raising funds for the Munster branches of DSI and individual beneficiaries.
In advance of the big day, the organisers have also just released images of the race merchandise, which will be on offer for all finishers.
Brendan is a founder member of a merry band of bike enthusiasts known as OldVelos -“a kind of a play on ‘old fellows’, he clarifies. “We restore bikes, ride them and forever talk about them!”
On 6th June, Carrigtwohill United played out an Epic Cup tie against Cathedral Celtic in Turners Cross.