€8k raised at bike-a-thon
KERRY GAA star Kieran Donaghy may well be eyeing up the Cavan opposition ahead of this weekend's All-Ireland quarter-final, but he still made time to thank those who helped raise €8,000 through a major fundraising initiative at Ulster Bank Tralee earlier this month.
Kieran and his colleagues at the Ashe St branch enlisted the help of some of the GAA's leading lights to help raise money for the Irish Cancer Society by setting up top two exercise bikes in the branch in a bid to cycle the equivalent distance of a trip from Kerry to Donegal.
Among those who popped into the bank to lend a hand were Kieran's Kerry teammates Paul Galvin and Marc Ó Sé, manager Eamon Fitzmaurice and former players Mikey Sheehy, Sean Walsh and Eoin Liston. Cork Hurling and Football star Seán Óg Ó hAilpín also took part in what was a tremdous fundraiser for organisers.
"Our event was one of the biggest in the country and we just want to thank everyone who took part and who came along and supported us and gave us prizes on the day," Kieran said. "There was a fantastic buzz in the branch and the €4,000 we raised was doubled which is a great result."