Cyclists poised to honour memory of Ross Carr

Mark Sheridan, Sarah-Jane Carr, Trish McKeon and David Sheridan.

Mark Sheridan, Sarah-Jane Carr, Trish McKeon and David Sheridan.

The Ross Carr 100km Cycle Challenge takes place this Sunday, April 13.

The Ross Carr Foundation has been set up by Ross’ wife Sarah Jane and his mother Deirdre in his memory after Ross’ tragic death on July 4, 2013.

Ross was an avid sportsman and the Foundation’s aim is to raise money for various charities through sport.

The 100km cycle will raise money for equipment for the Cardiac Unit of Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin and Rainbows, Longford.

The equipment will be bought directly by the foundation and given to the Hospital.

The cycle starts from Longford Slashers at 10am sharp this Sunday. Registration is from 8.30am to 9.30am.

The cycle route takes in Lanesboro, Ballymahon, Edgeworthstown, Lisryan, Abbeylara, Granard, Ballinalee and ends at Slashers.

The alternate cycle of 60km also starts at Slashers, taking in Lanesboro, Ballymahon, Carrickboy and Ardagh before ending at Slashers.

There will be drink stations at Ballymahon and Granard. Refreshments will be provided for all of those taking part in Slashers after the cycle.

If you want to find out more or sign up for the challenge go to

If you would like to donate to the Ross Carr Foundation call 087-7786834 or email




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