Report sent on Day 4 to The evening Echo:
By Derek Kiely
IT’S DAY three for Team Youghal in their race around Ireland and in the small hours of this morning the team crossed over the Cork-Kerry border and at approximately 11am the team should be entering into Cork City.
On Wednesday night the team travelled through three different Counties and reports from all the team members and the support crew gave feedback of a very productive stage for the team who peddled their way through Sligo on to Castlebar in Co Mayo, then on to Clifton before ending the night cycle in Oranmore, Co. Galway.
Yesterday afternoon the teams entered into Co. Clare where they cycled through the Burren along the West Coast through Lahinch and into Limerick City, before heading along the coast into Tralee in Co. Kerry and on to Killarney, where there was a change over at 10pm last night.
Continuing through the night then the East Cork men cycled through the Gap of Dunloe and on to the Cork border where they cycled through Goleen, Schull, Bantry at approximately 5am, then on to Skibbereen, Clonakilty, Kinsale and then head into the City, where the assault on St Patrick’s Hill will set the team on their way towards East Cork.
The team, cycling for the Emer Casey Foundation, are coping well with the pressure as Media Coordinator and Support Crew Member John Hennessy explained to the Evening Echo “The lads are under a lot of physical pressure, but they are coping with it brilliantly. I have never seen such a great group of committed and focused people who are giving it their all for the foundation and let’s remember this team is made up of ordinary blokes, like Health Care Workers, Printers, Gardai, Retired Teachers and Fire Officers and are full amateurs not semi professional cyclists, so they deserve incredible credit”.
Team Youghal hope to arrive as one group and all eight cycling into their home town at 2pm and if the timing is right they should be cheered on by a sea of red as the Bun Scoile Mhuire Primary school students who are having a red clothes day in support of the Cork Footballers will be roadside to welcome them through the town.
Then it is business as usual for the lads as they head to Navan for the finish line, which they hope to cross tomorrow morning in the early hours.
For more information check out www.teamyoughal.com
Date: Tue Sep 21 2010
Owner: John Hennessy
Size: 40 items
You have 0 items in your cart