Hopefully Spring will have sprung when a group of cyclists set of on their tour of Ireland in aid of their chosen charity on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th April.
Among the group will be a former Dublin u-18 hurler Cormac Ryan who had to give up his chosen sport after discovering he had a heart condition that would threaten his life if he continued at this high level of sport. There has been a lot of similar cases been discovered recently and a wider awareness programme has spotted more persons with the condition but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Cormac who was an accomplished hurler found his health deteriorating after matches and heavy training decided to get to his problem checked out,and this led to the discovery of his underlying heart condition. Channeling his efforts towards problems relating to the heart , Cormac decided to link up several charities namley The Irish Heart Foundation, The Cormac Trust, and Tallagh Hospital Cardical Screening Clinic. After taking advice, Cormac was told that cycling would be ok so he decided to embark on a tour of Ireland for his chosen charities and first part of that tour would take his to Cormac Mc Anallens grave, the former Tyrone caption who passed away with a similar condition.
The event starts on Friday night 5th April with a quiz in the Bottle of Benburb for all masterminds with the Dublin cyclists in attendance. Next day Saturday morning event will start at 10.30 in Benburb with the Tyrone leg of the journey setting off through the Sperrins to Donegal.
Any cyclists are very welcome to come along and support this worthy cause.