Former Limerick hurling star helps launch Bóthar event

first_imgFacebook Twitter Email Print Former Limerick hurling star and cycling enthusiast Ollie Moran will help to launch the June 29 eventFormer Limerick hurling star and cycling enthusiast Ollie Moran will help to launch the June 29 eventEnthusiast for the country’s fastest growing leisure sport, cycling, will be taking to the roads across three counties at the end of the month to help local international aid agency Bóthar raise funds to build a creamery in an impoverished African community.The ‘Rothar 4 Bóthar’ cycle through Limerick, Clare and Tipperary on Saturday June 29 is the latest fund-raising initiative to assist Bóthar in developing a creamery that will help sustain an entire community in Rusizi, Rwanda next year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Present to help launch the cycle this week was former Limerick hurler and cycling enthusiast Ollie Moran.The 80km, three-county cycle will commence at UL at 10 a.m. on Saturday next and take a circular route into Co. Clare, taking in the villages of Broadford and Bodyke before a one-hour, midway break at Tuamgraney.  It will resume following a light lunch and proceed back to Limerick via Killaloe, Ballina, Birdhill and Daly’s Cross.Bóthar Overseas Programme Director Conor O’Donoghue said  “While the event is ultimately about raising money for our efforts to build the creamery in Rusizi, it is as much about participation.  It’s a fantastic route for cycling enthusiasts, not least on the way back by Lough Derg.  It’s manageable for cyclists with moderate fitness as we will be taking a leisurely pace and if the weather holds up it will be even better.”Entry fee for the cycle is just €25, with participants asked to raise up to €100 if possible for the cycle.  Participants can register online at or by contacting Bóthar’ by email a [email protected]  or by telephoning 071 9120100. NewsFormer Limerick hurling star helps launch Bóthar eventBy Staff Reporter – June 18, 2013 703 center_img Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Previous articleTwo US Presidents on Irish soil at the same timeNext articleNursing Home member to visit Limerick politicians Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ielast_img

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