Kilmallock Camogie Club tackle 600km challenge – Mizen to Malin head

Lelia Beechinor, Sponsor with Misha Noonan and Lisa Finn at the the Kilmallock Camogie Malin to Mizen head 600 mile challenge in Kilmallock. pic Declan hehir

Kilmallock Camogie Club players brought some much needed life and entertainment to the streets of Kilmallock on Saturday last as they peddled their way the length of the country.
The public were out in force to wish the girls well and the much loved Fr Chris O’ Donnell led the way with the first group of cyclists.
With the help of the local cycling club members, Seán Burchill and Gerry Ryan, Limerick hurling greats Mike Houlihan, Paddy O’Loughlin and Paddy Kelly, Kilmallock GAA club officers Stephen Connery and Dermot Fenton and many other friends of Kilmallock Camogie Club the girls managed to pedal their way to Malin head in only six hours.
The players were doing this as a sponsored cycle and all had sponsorship cards but on the day the club were overwhelmed by the generosity of the public and local businesses who all came along to cheer on the players and donated to the cause. A simple thing to do but as we come out of lockdown the club are delighted to be able to bring a little bit of joy and happiness back to our town of Kilmallock, we may have to make this an annual event.
Kilmallock Camogie would like to thank the junior team mentors, Pat Fitzgerald, Trish O’Sullivan and Tommy Allen for organising the event with help from junior team captain Niamh McCormack.
Thanks to the sponsors on the day, Kilmallock Cycles Fit4life and Noel Foley Event Hire.
A big thank you to the Southside Wheely Wheelers, Kilmallock G.A.A. Club and everyone who donated so gene-rously on the day. Donations are still being accepted on our Facebook page.