At 1pm on Wednesday 19th June at Carrickmacross Fire Station Carrickmacross Lions Club Launches
MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Message in a Bottle is an Emergency Information Scheme. It simply directs the emergency services to information stored in a plastic bottle which is kept in the fridge; vulnerable people or those with a medical condition can enter their details on the form inside the bottle. It will include a photograph, health details, emergency contact, doctor, whether there are pets that need looking after and much more which will assist the Emergency Services. As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contacts. By telling whether you have special medication or allergies or not, it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users and their friends and families. Bottles can be collected from any of the local pharmacies and are free of charge.
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Co. Monaghan Cycling Clubs Get in Gear to Launch The North East Cycle Challenge 2013
All the Cycling Clubs in Co. Monaghan joined forces on Saturday 9th March with The Carrickmacross Lions Club and RTE’s “Ear to the Ground” Presenter Darragh McCullough to launch The North East Cycle Challenge which will take place on Sunday 5th May 2013.
Carrickmacross Lions Club President Paddy Gollogly welcomed the support of all the various Cycling and Triathlon Clubs who were instrumental in the success of last year’s North East Cycle Challenge. He stated that “the aims of the North East Cycle Challenge are to promote a healthier active lifestyle through cycling and to raise funds for the provision of a weekly bus service which takes Alzheimer’s patients to the Drumkill Day Care Centre in Threemilehouse. We would be hopeful of attracting cyclists from near and far and plan to provide them with a great welcome and an enjoyable day out”.
Darragh McCullough said he was” proud to be associated with the event and the good work that Lions Clubs do throughout the country”. Having attended cycles in Carrickmacross before he is looking forward to receiving some more friendly South Monaghan hospitality on his return.
This year’s event which is supported by Monaghan Sports Partnership will appeal to both established cyclists with the 100km Drumlin Route and also to people who are thinking of taking up cycling for the first time. Cycling is growing in popularity and the 30km Oriel Route on a flat route will be very manageable for beginner cyclists.
Cyclists also have the option of completing a Sponsorship Card which will help further support the Lions Club in their provision of the weekly bus service for Alzheimer patients. Registration Forms and Sponsorship Cards can be downloaded from www.carrickmacrosslionsclub.com and are also available at the Shirley Arms Hotel in Carrickmacross and from Carrick Cycle Centre.
Cyclists can keep up to date with the event on www.facebook.com/NorthEastCycleChallenge
Pictured at the North East Cycle Challenge launch are, from left to right:- Dessie Duffy – Muckno Tri Club; Michelle Murphy – Monaghan Sports Partnership; Gerry Clerkin – Clones CC; Garda Kevin Farrelly – Garda Traffic Corps; Paddy Gollogly – President Carrickmacross Lions Club; Darragh McCullough – RTE & Drogheda Triathlon Club; Shane O’Hanlon – Carrickmacross CC; Tony Ward – Fighting Blindness Organisation; Fr. Michael Jordan – Carrickmacross Lions Club and Barry Cassidy – Emyvale Cycling Club:
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RTE’s Darragh McCullough Set to Launch
The North East Cycle Challenge
Ear to the Ground TV presenter Darragh McCullough has been invited by The Carrickmacross Lions Club to officially launch their North East Cycle Challenge. He will be in The Shirley Arms Hotel, Carrickmacross on Saturday 9th March 2013 at 2pm along with representatives from all the cycling clubs in Co. Monaghan.
Darragh farms on a mixed farm in Co. Meath. He studied Agricultural Science in UCD and also has a Masters in Development Studies. He combines his television presenting role with writing for The Farmers Journal and operates a mobile farm unit for Agri-Aware that helps promote awareness among children about farming and food.
Darragh is also a noted athlete and completes in Triathlons and many cycling events throughout the country.
The North East Cycle Challenge will appeal to cyclists of all abilities and Lions Club President Paddy Gollogly has encouraged people with bikes to “get them out of their sheds and ready for Sunday 5th May”. The 30km Oriel Route for beginner and leisure cyclists will be on a flat route to the picturesque village of Tallanstown where the local Tidy Towns Committee will provide refreshments for the cyclists. Paddy Gollogly would like every community group and club in the region to support the North East Cycle Challenge by sending cyclists to the event. All proceeds from the cycle will go towards Alzheimer’s Support. This event is supported by Monaghan Sports Partnership.
The 100km Drumlin Route will provide a challenge for the more experienced cyclists and this year will pass through Kingscourt, Shercock, Cootehill, Newbliss, Ballybay and Lough Egish. Cycling clubs from throughout the region are invited to send riders to the event which last year received great feedback for its levels of hospitality and organization.
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or contact Shane McGuire, Carrickmacross Lions Club 087 9583637
Pump up your tyres for the North East Cycle Challenge on Sunday 5th May.
Carrickmacross Lions Club are pleased to announce that the second annual North East Cycle Challenge event will take place on Sunday May 5th 2013.
Last year over 300 cyclists took part over two different routes for a very successful and enjoyable event. This year the format will stay the same with a 30km Oriel Route for new and leisure cyclists whilst the more experienced cyclist will be looking forward to the challenge of the 100km Drumlin Route which will be a different route to last year’s event.
The aims of the North East Cycle Challenge are to promote a healthier active lifestyle through cycling and to raise funds for the provision of a weekly bus service, which takes Alzheimer’s patients to the Drumkill Day Care Centre in North Monaghan.
Carrickmacross Lions Club President Paddy Gollogly hopes that due to the success of last year’s event and due to the increase in popularity of cycling, The North East Cycle Challenge will attract even more participants this year.
Last year’s cycle received high praise for how well the event was organised and marshalled and for the hospitality the cyclists received on their return to Carrickmacross.
Carrickmacross Lions Club looks forward to welcoming cyclists from throughout the island to The North East Cycle Challenge and reminds them that they can keep up to date with the event on www.facebook.com/NorthEastCycleChallenge