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Former Dublin hurling captain, David Sweeney, is one of eight Croke Park staff-members who will take part in the 24-hour turbo-trainer charity cycle.
Former Dublin hurling captain, David Sweeney, is one of eight Croke Park staff-members who will take part in the 24-hour turbo-trainer charity cycle.

Croke Park staff undertake 630km stationary cycle challenge 


A group of Croke Park staff will undertake a ’stationary’ Cycling Challenge to raise much needed funds for our frontline staff in the local Mater Hospital.

The group will attempt to cover 630km - the distance from Malin Head to Mizen Head - within 24 hours using their turbo trainers and bike computers from the safety of their own homes.

The initiative will take place on Saturday next May 2 and Sunday May 3 involving eight cyclists.

The first cyclist will ‘set off’ at 7.0am on Saturday for the first of three stages and there will be a changeover every hour before the final stint closes out the exercise the following morning at 7.0am.

The cyclists are being challenged to complete 26km in each of their one-hour stints.

Raising funds and awareness for our Croke Park neighbour (The Mater Foundation) is the aim of the venture, and the act of cycling at home will hopefully renew the importance of the 'Stay At Home' message that GAA has supported since the outbreak of the current pandemic.

The cycling group includes the following staff members: Alan Milton, Cian Murphy, Kevin Leahy, Kevin Sexton, David Sweeney, David Power, Paul O'Donovan and Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan and they need your support to raise both awareness and support for these most worthy of causes.

A group of Croke Park staff will undertake a ’stationary’ Cycling Challenge to raise much needed funds for our frontline staff in the local Mater Hospital.
A group of Croke Park staff will undertake a ’stationary’ Cycling Challenge to raise much needed funds for our frontline staff in the local Mater Hospital.

WHEN?

Saturday May 2nd - Sunday May 3rd (24 hours).

WHY?

To Raise much-needed funds for the Mater Foundation which will help provide equipment during these hugely challenging times.

HOW?

Eight GAA/Croke Park Staff Members will use indoor cycling trainers with bike computers and will be allotted 3 x 1 hour time slots each with the aim of achieving a total distance of 630km within 24 hours.

How can you help support this cause?

  1. By giving whatever you can using the 'Give Now' button via the below link.
  2. The more people that know about The Mater Foundation, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing the below link with your friends and family.
  3. Please interact with the event on social media via the Croke Park and GAA channels (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc).

https://give.everydayhero.com/ie/gaa-stay-the-distance-malin-to-mizen-indoor-charity-cycle

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity and join us on the ‘cycle’ via social media!

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