Front: Steve and Marie Smith, John Keohane, Mike Cahill, Jessica Power, Sheila Power and at back: Peter English, Maurice Flynn, Frank Conway, Noel Keane, Padraig O’Donnell, Marie Buicke, Pat Flavin, Kieran Buicke, Shannon Smith.

On Saturday 26th September the Abbeyfeale Cycling Club travelled to
Ballyseedy Garden Centre, Tralee, to participate in the 2020 Tom Crean Unsung Hero cycle.
This has become an annual event for the Down Syndrome Kerry organisation and has raised lots of much needed funds for the branch over the past number of years. For the last 3 years it has also become a memorial event for Emily Keohane R.I.P member of Down Syndrome Kerry Branch. The Keohane family have been very active members of the organisation for a number of years.
ACC had previously participated in the event but this year their numbers and strength surpassed all others and they had the honour of winning the Emily Keohane Memorial trophy for the best club of the 2020 Tom Crean Unsung hero cycle for the first time.
Emily’s dad John Keohane and Enda O’Brien (not in photo), travelled to Abbeyfeale on Wednesday last to present the club with their award.
John thanked the club and highlighted the importance of their support for the memorial cycle for Emily.
The O’Brien family are also very active members of Down Syndrome Kerry and have a very close connection with Tom Crean. Enda is a grandson of Tom Crean which makes his son Hugh O’Brien who is one of our members his great grandson.
Jessica Power from Abbeyfeale and also an active member of Down Syndrome Kerry branch addressed the club on the night and congratulated them and thanked them for their support. She also gave a tribute to Emily R.I.P whom she had shared a special friendship with.
Well done to the Abbeyfeale Cycling Club on their achievement and to everyone involved in the organising and execution of this event. A special thank you to Ballyseedy Garden Centre for their ongoing support of this event and of Down Syndrome Kerry and also to Paul Sheridan, organiser of the cycle for choosing Down Syndrome Kerry as beneficiaries. Wishing the club and Down Syndrome Kerry branch continued growth and success for many years.