Mount Wolseley 40km Santa Ride/ Liam Bennett Charity Cycle

At the recent club AGM Ken Blanche mentioned a upcoming event that might suit our touring members or the saturday spin if they want to ride up. Its takes place in Tullow on Saturday next and some details are below;

Get on your bike for a great cause. Sat 21st Dec @ 11am. Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow Co. Carlow

A local Girl Amber Lily O’Rourke is just 5 yrs. old and has no previous medical history. On Sunday November 3rd Amber suddenly became ill at home and was rushed to Temple Street Hospital and unbelievably was diagnosed with having suffered a stroke. She was ventilated for a week. She subsequently suffered a bleed to her brain and went into renal failure. She is currently on dialysis. Her condition remains unstable as she has uncontrolled hypertension. She has left sided paralysis. Doctors have yet to determine a cause for Amber’s stroke. Everyday Amber undergoes extensive tests and procedures to try to solve this medical mystery. Currently there are bloods being tested in Paris and America (as well as our own hospitals here) for many rare genetic diseases and conditions and Doctors from Crumlin Hospital, Beaumont Hospital and Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital are liaising with the Neurology and Renal teams in Temple St. Amber requires 24 hour care and has a long and difficult road ahead of her but despite all this she remains such a brave and determined little girl with plenty of fighting spirit. Please register for this very worthy cause at the leisure club on 059 9180108 and join in what is sure to be a fun day.

Liam Bennett Memorial Cycle

Liam Bennett Memorial Charity Cycle: Paddy Kinsella is again hosting this event departing Kinsellas of  Kileens on St Stephens Day 26 december  at 11 am . The annual charity cycle in memory of Liam Bennett takes place on St Stephens Day.  Its a 40-50K cycle with sponsorship cards/donations to Our Ladys Childrens Hospital, Crumlin. 

All of us who had the priviledge of riding with and knowing Liam remember him with great affection. He was a fantastic cyclist, arguably Wexfords finest ever All Ireland winning hurler and undoubtedly an absolute gentleman.