Archive for March 30, 2010

Change of date for Heroes In Hiding gig

Just to let everyone know- the date of the Heroes In Hiding gig has changed from April 21 to Tuesday 20th April.  Hope ye can still make it!  See you there :) mark that date in your diaries

We have a great night coming up on the 2othof April in Crawdaddy at 7.30p.m (www.crawdaddy.ie). One of the best, most talked about up and coming Irish bands in the country Heroes in Hiding have agreed to play a charity gig in aid of Cancer.  Thanks in advance to Heroes In Hiding (check them out on myspace!) and to Crawdaddy, Dublin.  All proceeds on the night will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society and the Livestrong Foundation. This promises to be an excellent night of great entertainment.  Tickets on sale on the door on the night so get there early before they are all sold out and bring as many friends as you can!!

http://www.myspace.com/heroesinhidingmusic

Check out the lads on the above link

Cool songs.good cause

If you can’t make it to any of our events but want to make a contribution simply follow our donate now link to our mycharity page and follow online instructions, alternatively you can deposit the money straight into our charity bank account (AIB) sort code: 931365 account number 12606054

A Special Thanks to guys in Wheelworx

We took a spin over to Triathlon and Cycle specialists Wheelworks new shop in Fonthill Retail Park , just next to Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin after a fundraising-packed weekend in St Stephens Green.

Have to say we were massively impressed with the new shop which has everything a cyclist could ever dream off (yes even you Lance)- all top of the range gear, we were just salivating looking at it all!

We got great advice from the lads in the shop and in particular Mark Lacey (special shout out) helped us with selecting essential equipment from everything to top quality pedals to socks and a comfortable saddle for the trip.

In fact we were so impressed by young Lacey that William decided to stalk him for his autograph!!

We (Mark and William) had entered into the Alive Outside Duathlon race in Phoenix Park on Sunday 28th March and found ourselves standing next to Mr Mark Lacey and the Wheelworx crew at the starting line, of course that didn’t last very long- soon all we saw of him was the dust he left in his wake! But we persevered never the less, and finished in very respectable times of 46 minutes (William) and 47 minutes (Mark) respecitvely.

If you too want to stalk Mark Lacey check out the website (http://www.wheelworxbikes.com/ ) or head over to the shop, you might even have a look at the bikes while your there!

Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre Collection

After a great night out in Cullen’s on Friday night we managed to drag ourselves out of the beds on Saturday 27 March and into St Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre for 9am to start our collection.  We were in the shopping centre for about 6 hours and we raised just over €450.  We even got a mention on 98fm!  Thanks to all those who contributed and also to St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre for letting us collect!

Our next fundraising event will be another collection, this time in the Blanchardstown Shopping Centre on Saturday April 10 - if you’re in the area and would like to help out, even if it’s just for an hour or so we’d really appreciate it, just call, email or leave us a message on facebook.

William’s Head Shave & Chest Wax

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Great craic was had by all who attended the Chest Wax and Head Shave night for the Irish Cancer Society on evening of Friday 26 at Cullen’s Pub in Ballsbridge .  Huge numbers turned up to see AIB’s William shave his head and JP Galvin and Jimmy wFlavin wax their chests.

The night kicked off with the chest wax at 6.30pm with Jimmy bravely volunteering to go first.  One hour and several alcoholic beverages later Jimmy emerged a new man with his previously very, very hairy chest gone and was replaced by new smooth chested Jimmy!    JP was next and thankfully for Dolores, who had just had an impressive upper arm workout with tearing the wax strips from the forest of hair growing on Jimmy’s chest, she didn’t have as much to do.  With only a few yelps of pain JP was soon showing off chest as smooth as a baby’s behind to a cheering crowd!!  William followed his example and with great ease Dolores ripped off the hair William had on his chest while Dave Donnelly contributed a remarkable €50 to have the pleasure of waxing William’s tummy hair.

But William’s contribution to the night didn’t end there; he still had to endure a head shave.  After a few false starts, William’s curls were soon adorning the floor of Cullen’s Pub with nothing left on his head but the very fine layer of hair left behind by a number 1 blade.

The drama and excitement of the head shave was following by a night of great fun in Cullen’s.  Overall €900 was raised on the night.  All money raised will go to help cancer care patients.

We would like to thank Cullen’s for providing a fantastic venue, Keith for doing the head shave, Dolores for the waxing and of course all the people who donated on the night.

Pictures to follow later in the week, we’ll post them on facebook so check back soon- definitely worth seeing!!

Charity gig: Heroes in Hiding playing at Crawdaddy

Just to let everyone know- the date of the Heroes In Hiding gig has changed from April 21 to Tuesday 20 April.  Hope ye can still make it!  See you there :)

We have a great night coming up on the 2ost of April in Crawdaddy at 7.30p.m (www.crawdaddy.ie). One of the best, most talked about up and coming Irish bands in the country Heroes in Hiding have agreed to play a charity gig in aid of Cancer.  Thanks in advance to Heroes In Hiding (check them out on myspace!) and to Crawdaddy, Dublin.  All proceeds on the night will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society and the Livestrong Foundation. This promises to be an excellent night of great entertainment.  Tickets on sale on the door on the night so get there early before they are all sold out and bring as many friends as you can!!

If you can’t make it to any of our events but want to make a contribution simply follow our donate now link to our mycharity page and follow online instructions, alternatively you can deposit the money straight into our charity bank account (AIB) sort code: 931365 account number 12606054

Training shifting up a gear

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Training has really been kicked up a gear in the past fortnight. Lie-ins after 7.30 am are a thing of the past. Early morning training sessions at 6am clocking up approximately 50km in the Phoenix Park before work have become the norm. The training doesn’t finish there for the day as evenings after work are dedicated to training for this mammoth cycle. Whether it be on the turbo trainer or to Howth, the training will intensify as the evenings start to get longer.

This past Sunday (7 March 2010) we joined the Orwell Wheelers Cycling Club for an early morning cycle from their base in Dundrum to Roundwood in Wicklow, stopping off at an exquisite café in Roundwood to refill the tanks for the return leg, finishing at approx 2pm! In total the trip was 95 kilometres. The terrain was difficult at times, but luckily we didn’t suffer a puncture between us. Some of the hills gave us a taster of what’s to come when we take on the Rockies!