Page 47 - Support Magazine Autumn 2017
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OFFALY


                                                                  BY KEVIN GALVIN
















        Greetings to all our members and I
        hope you are all keeping well.

        PEDAL THE PEAKS
           On the weekend of June 30th and
        July 1st the Tullamore Cycling and
        Touring Club (TCTC) held a cyclathon
        in the Bridge Centre, Tullamore in
        advance of their Pedal the Peaks
        Challenge. It was a hugely successful
        event and many thanks to all who
        participated, donated and helped out.
           On Sunday, August 27th it was a
        lovely day for a cycle and over 300
        cyclists turned up for the Pedal the
        Peaks. Five year old Sophie Mahon
        from Mount Bolus, who received a
        living related transplant from her
        father Hugh was at the starting line
        with her family and Chairperson
        Jerome Burke to see the cyclists off.
           The cyclists stopped midway where
        the refreshment crew, led by Mary
        Young, Geraldine Leahy and Lil
        Downey held a banquet for all. The
        day came to an end at the Tullamore
        Harriers where a barbecue was held
        by the TCTC.
           A special word of thanks goes to
        Jacinta Condron and Liam Mulhall
        Chairperson TCTC for the trojan work
        they have done for the Offaly Branch  on his passing and also to the family  GET WELL
        over the last three years.          of Teddy O’Neill, Cork Branch, a long-  Get well wishes are extended to
                                            time friend of the branch and its   David Cullina who is unwell at this
        CONDOLENCES                         members. Ar dheis dé go raibh a     time.
           We would like to extend our      anam dílis.
        condolences to the family of long-                                      CONGRATULATIONS
        time branch member Eamon O’Meara                                          Congratulations to Kim Heavin and
                                                                                Tanya Tracey and their friends who
                                                                                took part in the Women’s Mini
                                                                                Marathon to raise funds and
                                                                                awareness for the branch.

                                                                                MEETINGS
                                                                                  Our support meetings are held in
                                                                                the Tullamore Court Hotel on the third
                                                                                Thursday of the month at 8pm. All are
                                                                                welcome and please bring a friend(s).
                                                                                Light refreshments are served.

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