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Fundraising Update

Don’t forget for anyone that is living in the Maynooth area you have the opportunity to impress everyone with your physical greatness by competing in a sponsored 5 mile run in Glen Royal gym on Friday 9 July .  Simply collect your sponsorship card from reception and sign up to do the run at a time that suits you!

Catherine McGrath and James Chew  of the social club in Citigroup were absolute godsends  when it came to the organisation and running of the quiz held by Citigroup in The Vault, last Thursday (24 June) .  The quiz was highly attended and there was a hard fought battle for first place prize of an extra day off work!  The quiz raised   hundreds and the total amount is ever increasing,   which includes  the auctioning of another day off work on the night raising €106 .

Pats on backs all round

On Saturday, 2 thirds of the Cycle of America 2010 cyclists competed in the TriAthy Sprint triathlon in half-decent times. Wicklowman Kerwin beat Dubliner Leonard by a 3 minute margin. The disappointed Leonard refused to give Sky Sports the interview they wanted but assured that Kerwin will be beaten in the upcoming Tri Athlone Olympic event in July

Fair play to the lads.

Mark’s Aunt Marguerite, his mother Mary and William’s friend Denise Boland completed the Mini Marathon on 6th June in similar conditions and in the process raised a hefty sum in the process for the Irish Cancer Society. The final sum will be announced upon lodgement to the Irish Cancer Society.

In further news the lads will be pedalling away fundraising on their bikes for 3 saturdays in July and 2 Saturdays in August on Grafton Street so if you see the lads show your support whether it be encouragement or ay show of support it will be highly appreciated

5 mile race in Sheldon Park Leisure Centre

Well done to all participants who competed in the 5 mile race in the Sheldon Park Leisure Centre on Sat 24 April .  Our winner was Richie Micheal who finished in a spectacular 31.52 !!  Well done Richie!!  In total we raised €489.  Thanks to all who raised the money and thanks to the Sheldon Park Hotel for donating the prize- a meal for 2 in the fabulous Heustons Restaurant .

Just a quick note to anyone who put their name down to take part in the run but didn’t show on the day- please return your sponsorship cards back to reception.  Thanks.

Fundraising update

Unfortunately due to reasons outside our control we had to cancel the sponsored 5 mile run in DCU, but not to worry- we will be looking to organise another run in DCU some time soon- so keep an eye out on the website for details!

The 5 mile run in the Sheldon Park Leisure Centre is still scheduled to go ahead this Saturday 24 th April , with a fantastic prize of a meal donated by the Sheldon Park Hotel.  So if you’re a member of the Sheldon Park Leisure Centre and want to take part there is still plenty of time- just grab a sponsorship form from reception and pick a time slot to run in.  Simples!

Fundraising :Blanchardstown Shopping Centre 10th April 2010

Another Saturday afternoon was spent loitering in shopping centres with buckets in hands.

On this ocassion it was Blanchardstown Shopping Centre.

We raised a fantastic total of €747 !!

Once again the Birthdays shop came to our rescue and provided us with Helium balloons, so another thank you to them. Thanks to all those who donated and also to the management at Blanchardstown Shopping Centre allowing us collect!

We are working on our next collection day- if you are aware of anywhere that may be suitable, drop us a line and let us know and we’ll see what we can arrange!

In the mean-time we have organised two sponsored 5 mile runs:

One in DCU Saturday 17th April (first prize of 3 months free membership kindly donated by DCU gym) ,

and the second in the Sheldon Park Leisure Centre on Saturday 24th April (first prize of meal for 2 in the fabulous restaurant at the Sheldon Park Hotel). Thanks and all the Best of luck to all participants!

And if you wish to shake those cobwebs from your runners and participate,

We also have plenty of people whom are generously taking part in the Great Ireland Run on April 18 th in Phoenix Park on our behalf.

It is not compulsory to run jog or walk so you could enjoy a nice walk in the beautiful surroundings of Phoenix Park with a great atmosphere and a bit of fun! If you want to help raise money on our behalf, just get in touch with us via email or facebook and we can a sponsorship card to you before you can say the word Cycle!

Thanks to all those who have already put their names down- all help is greatly appreciated

Don’t forget about the upcoming Heroes In Hiding gig on Tuesday 20 th April in Crawdaddy .

Doors open at 8pm and tickets are available at the door for just €7.

Great value for a fantastic night of music from one of Ireland ’s hottest new bands! Their tipped for the top.Just ask Dave Fanning

Crawdaddy is just opposite the Harcourt Street Green line Luas stop, for further directions log on to:

Over and out

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 ( ) or head over to the shop, you might even have a look at the bikes while your there!