Cyclists on the road to Thurles for charity

Cyclists on the road to Thurles for charity


Next Saturday March 4th, on the eve of the Tipperary v Clare NHL match in Thurles, 26 cyclists will set out from Cusack Park to the home of the GAA.

This is the third year of this Banner GAA organised event that has so far raised over €8,000 for Sláinte an Chláir as well as funds for the club.

Conor Smith checks out this flood at Erinagh, Fountain as his team mates look on – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017

 Preparations began for this event began last October and the first training spin was on Sunday 6th November.

Each Weekend since, the team has been out training for the spin.

Storm Ewan didn’t even deter the gang and keen kayaker Conor Smith offered to brave the flooded roadway to Maurice’s Mills to determine the depth of the challenge ahead.

Even Storm Ewan couldn’t halt the teams training session – Photo: © Pat Flynn 2017
Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.