RTE’s Gerry Murphy Set to Launch Carrickmacross Lions Club Cycle

RTE’s Gerry Murphy Set to Launch Carrickmacross Lions Club Cycle

RTE Weather Presenter Gerry Murphy has been invited by The Carrickmacross Lions Club to officially launch their 4th Annual Charity Cycle.  He will be in The Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross on Saturday 7th March 2015 at 1pm along with representatives from all the local cycling clubs in the North-East Region.

This will be Gerry’s second year associated with The Lions Club Cycle. Last year he launched the event and also cycled the 90km Drumlin Route. The proceeds from this year’s cycle will go to the Monaghan Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland.

The Carrickmacross Lions Club Cycle will appeal to cyclists of all abilities and Lions Club President Claire Cunningham has appealed to anybody with a bike to “get back on the saddle and help support the Lions Club and those in our communities with Down Syndrome”. The 30km Oriel Route for beginner and leisure cyclists will be on a flat route to the picturesque village of Tallanstown where the local Tidy Towns Committee will provide refreshments for the cyclists. The 90km Drumlin Route will provide a challenge for the more experienced cyclists and will take advantage of the rolling terrain of counties Monaghan and Cavan.

Everybody is welcome to attend the cycle launch and the Lions Club are especially interested in hearing from people who would like to help them in the running of the event which has become one of the highlights in the cycling calendar.

The Carrickmacross Lions Club Cycle is supported by Monaghan Sports Partnership and further information is available on or on

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