Cycle Against Suicide – Please Share

Cycle Against Suicide starts the 28th of April through to the 7th of May.

We would like to give a final push to get as many people to register for the cycle as possible.

All help and support is greatly appreciated as, we are all in support of the common purpose of helping to raise the awareness of suicide in Ireland.

About the 2018 cycle

How does this work?

The main cycle takes place from Saturday 28 April 2018 – Monday 7 May 2018 (bank holiday) and creates a very tangible and practical opportunity for people who want to help support those who are affected by suicide. The route passes through 17 counties & 67 towns and stops at 40 locations throughout the 750 Km route. The Route Schedule 2018 and map 2018 are now officially launched. Registration is now open. (map is here)

The Cycle – The cycle starts on Saturday 28th of April and continues along the 750km route every day until May 7th. Cyclists are put up every night in ‘Home stays’ in each town from local families and organisations.

How to register- This year we are offering multi cycle day options. The prices for each options are listed on the website here. You can cycle just one day or all 10 days depending on your ability or time restrictions. All ages/ability are welcome! Once registered there is an option on the website to set up a fundraising page.

Juvenile Football Structures

Hi Everyone, you maybe or may be not aware that there are changes coming to the County Juvenile Football structures in 2018, as a result we will require additional coaches across the age groups.If you have an interest in getting involved at any level we would like to invite you to a coaching & Games meeting this coming Thursday 25th of January at 8pm in the Enterprise Centre at which we will out line the proposed changes, we would love to see more new faces on Thursday-Regards Coaching & Games Committee

Special guest Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K run 26th November 2017

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Irish Paralympic cyclist Eve Mc Crystal announced as special guest at Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K run in Castleblayney Sunday 26th of November
In keeping with having some of the country’s highest profile sportspersons as their special guest in previous years, the organisers of the Castleblayney 5km are delighted to announce that this year’s guest speaker will be Eve McCrystal. Eve is arguably the country’s top female cyclist at the moment. In 2016 she competed in the Rio Paralympics as guide for partially sighted cyclist, Georgie Dunleavey and helped guide the two to an unprecedented Gold and Silver medal place.

In August/September 2017 at the World Championships in South Africa she went one better when she led the duo to two Gold medals making them the country’s most successful Paralympics Cycling Duo of all time with two terrific lung busting performances.

Just in case there was a fear of resting on her laurels, the week of her return from South Africa, Eve competed in the 2017 Ras na mBán, the country’s top cycling competition for ladies with a mix of some of the best professional and amateur cyclists from right across Europe. The race took in over 400k in 5 days of racing. In this year’s event Eve again finished as Irelands top competitor and in an amazing 5th place overall against a very strong field. Eve held the green Jersey throughout the 5 days as the top Irish cyclist in a race which was covered on TV by Eurosport.

To put Eve’s achievement in context, it should be remembered that this athlete is a mother of two young girls under the age of 10. She is currently coming to the end of a years leave of absence from her role as member of An Garda Siochana where she was stationed in Ballybay.

We really look forward to meeting Eve and seeing her Olympic and World Championship medals in the Glencarn Hotel after the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5k on the 26th of November at 2pm for a questions and answers session on how she maintains such high sporting standards with such a busy lifestyle.

Registration for the Mc Mahons Supervalu 5K is available online from the www.runireland.com website or via the link on the Castleblayney Faughs clubs Facebook page and website., you can also pre-register through forms available at the Mc Mahons Castleblayney Super Valu store it will cost only €10 or if you want to register on the day, it is still only €15. This year also sees the return of the a 2km race for U14’s with a 1pm start and only costs €5, entry on the day in the Glencarn Shopping centre. Hope to see you all there.