Estuary Challenge

Supporting the Shannon Gaels Community Development Group

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   The Estuary Challenge 2015 took place on Saturday, 6th June, and despite the windy morning, 155 cyclists took part. Leaving Labasheeda village on time! (Thanks to our stop-clock and DJ Fitz) all cyclists headed for Kilrush. With 56 doing the 50km, they headed right at the Creamery towards Cooraclare and enjoyed the break provided at Tubridy's Bar before returning back to the Labasheeda. The larger group who took on the 100km route, continued straight in Kilrush, up the Kilkee road to Lisdeen. Turning left, towards Querrin and Doonaha, the 99 cyclists welcomed the break at Morrissey's bar, Carrigaholt, before taking on the challenge of the cliff road climb. Having enjoyed unrivalled scenery, all cyclists safely returned to Labasheeda, giving great compliments to the marshalling, signage and food provided!

We, the Shannon Gaels Community Development Group would like to thank all those who participated in this year's cycle. Without local 'manpower', it would not be possible to run this event - so to our sponsors, supporters, and the 90+ volunteers who got involved from baking, stewarding, driving, to assisting in the hall, thank you!

A massive thanks to our sponsors:

Clive Kelly Safety, Molex, Roche, The Pantry (Kilkee), Supervalu (Kilrush), Tesco (Kilrush), Centra (Kildysart), Kraft Butchers (Lismore), C&K Foods, Noel Ryan's butchers, Roca Sports, Cup Print, Michael King Haulage, Eamon Keane & Co. Accountants, DJ Michael Fitz, Jimmy Guinnane and John O'Connell

And supporters:

Sabrina Keogh (design), Martin Davoren (top part), Kieran Davis Construction, Labasheeda ICA, Kilmurry McMahon ICA, Labasheeda Hall Committee, Morrissey’s Bar (Carrigaholt), Tubridy’s Bar (Cooraclare), The Red Cross and An Garda Síochána

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