Pedal power from the Aviva all the way to Tubbercurry

Published 22/04/2014 | 05:40

Pictured at the launch of the South Sligo Community Park cycle from the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, to Tubbercurry were from left: Romuald Mullarkey, Alan Guckian, Michael Kelly, James Walsh, Louise Kilbane, Donal Harrington, Gearoid Surlis and Tony O’Brien.

FROM one of Ireland's best known sports venues to the site of a new one in South Sligo.

That's the route of a fundraising cycle from the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, to Tubbercurry Community Park on the June Bank Holiday weekend.

South Sligo Community Park Chairperson Alan Guckian said: "The community is getting on its bike for the provision of badly needed sporting facilities.

"A large group of cyclists are taking part."

The cycle was launched in the Forge Bar.

South Sligo Community Park recently submitted an application under the Capital Sports Grant Scheme to develop sports facilities on their site in Tubbercurry.

The development includes a running track and playing pitch.

Cyclists taking part are representatives of local businesses, amateur cyclists, South Sligo AC members and underage coaches and senior players with Real Tubber FC.

Top amateur cyclists and Rás competitor, Donal Harrington, is also participating over the two days on May 31st and June 1st.

Gary's Cycles, Sligo, provide technical support.

Owner Gary Rooney is also cycling from Dublin to Tubbercurry.

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