This Saturday, St. Faithleach’s GAA Club man and Roscommon supporter, Fintan McCormack, will cycle to all the county GAA grounds in Connacht in one day, all in aid of Cancer Care West.
The total route covers a distance of 352km, and will see Fintan setting off from St. Faithleach’s GAA Club on Saturday morning, pedalling through Rooskey and Dromod to Avant Money Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada in Carrick-on-Shannon. From Carrick-on-Shannon, he will head to Markievicz Park in Sligo via Leitrim Village, Keadue, Ballyfarnon, Geevagh, and Ballygawley. The journey continues to Elvery’s MacHale Park in Castlebar, passing through Ballinacarrow, Tubbercurry, and Curry in Sligo before crossing into Mayo at Charlestown, and on the N5 to Castlebar. From Castlebar, he continues to Co. Galway through Ballyheane, Partry, Ballintubber, Ballinrobe, Kilmaine, Shrule, Headford, Clonboo.
The first stop in Galway will be at Pearse Stadium in Salthill, and from there, the peloton will continue to the spiritual home of Galway Football at St. Jarlath’s Park Tuam Stadium via Claregalway. From there, it’s on the home straight as the group heads back to Roscommon, passing through Barnaderg, Moylough, Newbridge, Ballygar, Mount Talbot, and Athleague – the home of hurling in Roscommon – before crossing the finish line at Dr. Hyde Park, Roscommon.
All funds raised will go towards Charity Cancer Care West. Donations can be made to the specially set up GoFundMe Page, ‘Connacht Cycling Challenge’, via the link gofund.me/48084214.
This is not Fintan’s first charity cycle. Last year, he cycled to all the GAA clubs in Roscommon in aid of the Simon Community, covering a distance of 355km in just one day.
If you see Fintan and his entourage on their cycle, be sure to give them a wave and make a donation to the Connacht Cycling Challenge