Tuesday 25 June 2019

Chance to cycle to HQ for All-Ireland Finals

CYCLE to the match on time. And do the Tour de Dublin in the process. That's the plan for All-Ireland Camogie finals day on September 13th.

It's a joint initiative from the Camogie Association, the Irish Sports Council and Cycling Ireland. The Great Dublin Bike Ride begins in Smithfield. It will travel through North County Dublin before returning to Smithfield.

And from there, the cyclists will have the opportunity to cycle on to Croke Park and enjoy the finals.

The Liberty Insurance All-Ireland finals and the Great Dublin Bike Ride (launched, right, by Dublin senior camogie player Aoife Bugler and Fiona Guihen, Irish International Cyclist) have been designated as flagship events for the European Week of Sport which runs from September 7th to 13th.

The European Week of Sport is a new initiative of the European Commission.

A tailored eight-week programme, designed by Cycling Ireland, is available to prepare clubs for the cycle. And information and support is also available.

The all-in cost for the cycle, the training programme and entry the All-Ireland finals is 25 Euro.

"I would encourage everyone to take part, whether they are a beginner or an advanced cyclist," says John Treacy, Chief Executive of the Irish Sports Council. "The inaugural event will celebrate All-Ireland Camogie finals day and it is based on physical activity and community engagement."

It is being held in conjunction with Cycling Ireland, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Dublin City Council and Healthy Ireland. To enter, contact Cian Nelson at cian@camogie.ie or 8658655. More information on www.camogie.ie - www.cyclingireland.ie www.greatdublinbikeride.ie

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