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The Minister for Defence ; Marine ; Food & Agriculture, Simon Coveney, TD, pictured with a Guard of Honour from the Irish Navy, before he performed the Official Opening of the Carrigaline Lions Club Youth Centre. (Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy) Sept 18th 2015

The Minister for Defence ; Marine ; Food & Agriculture, Simon Coveney, TD, pictured with a Guard of Honour from the Irish Navy, before he performed the Official Opening of the Carrigaline Lions Club Youth Centre.

On Friday the 18th September, Minister Simon Coveney TD formally opened the new Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre. The opening was attended by over 200 guests including representatives from local organisations, schools and churches as well as local councilors and TDs.

This new 6,000 sq. foot landmark building was commissioned by the Carrigaline and District Lions Club and includes a youth cafe, activity room and IT room as well as offices and meeting spaces.

The landmark building was designed by Kieran J. Barry & Associates, Carrigaline and the main contractor was Vision Construction.

SECAD have put €500,000 into this project in grant assistance for which we are very grateful and without which the project could not have happened. A further €290,000 in term loans was provided by Clann Credo and they also facilitated us with bridging finance during the construction phase.

Sponsors that have generously assisted us with the Project include:

  • Astra Construction
  • Carrigaline Community Association
  • Collins SuperValu Carrigaline
  • Cork Builders Providers
  • Cork County Council through its Community Grants Programme and the Area Engineers Office including the Area Engineer Madeleine Healy and her staff.
  • Dairygold
  • Irish Naval Service
  • Janssen
  • Kerry Group
  • KWP Print & Design
  • Musgrave Foundation
  • National Maritime College of Ireland
  • Patrick Coughlan

We are very grateful to all of these and to the many other companies and individuals who gave freely of their time and went above and beyond the norm to ensure that the project was a success.

We would also like to thank the following for their assistance with the opening event:

  • Carrigaline Pipe Band
  • Scoil Mhuire Lourdes Choir
  • Carrigaline Community School Choir and Ms Cooke
  • Irish Naval Service for providing us with the Honour Guard
  • Father Pat FogartyNyhan & Reverend Tony Murphy who performed the blessing
  • Carrigaline Court Hotel
  • Fernhill Golf and Country Club who provided the catering
A section of the large attendance at the Official Opening of the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre. (Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy) Sept 18th 2015

A section of the large attendance at the Official Opening of the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre.

Fr. Pat Fogarty and Rev. Tony Murphy, blessing the new Youth Centre at its Official Opening last week. Included are Ryan Howard, SECAD ; Deputy Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Seamus McGrath ; Declan O'Leary, Foróige ; The Minister for Agriculture, Fodd ; Marine & Defence, Simon Coveney, TD ; Marion Conneely, District Secretary, Lions Clubs of Ireland and Roy Jolly, President, Carrigaline & District Lions Club. (Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy) Sept. 18th 2015

Fr. Pat Fogarty and Rev. Tony Murphy, blessing the new Youth Centre at its Official Opening last week. Included are Ryan Howard, SECAD ; Deputy Mayor of County Cork, Cllr. Seamus McGrath ; Declan O’Leary, Foróige ; The Minister for Agriculture, Fodd ; Marine & Defence, Simon Coveney, TD ; Marion Conneely, District Secretary, Lions Clubs of Ireland and Roy Jolly, President, Carrigaline & District Lions Club.

 

Pictured at the Official Opening of Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre, were from left, James & Cathy O'Sullivan ; Commander Hugh Tully ; Marion Conneely ; Roy Jolly ; Thomas Kelly and Commander Cormac Rynne. (Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy) Sept. 18th 2015

Pictured at the Official Opening of Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre, were from left, James & Cathy O’Sullivan ; Commander Hugh Tully ; Marion Conneely ; Roy Jolly ; Thomas Kelly and Commander Cormac Rynne.

Members of Foróige pictured at the Official Opening of the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre last week. Included are Derek McGreevey ; Carol McCarthy ; Mihaela Giriveva ; Declan O'Leary ; Catherine Coleman ; Fiachra O'Callaghan ; Diane Doherty and Chloe Sheehan. (Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy) Sept 18th 2015

Members of Foróige pictured at the Official Opening of the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre last week. Included are Derek McGreevey ; Carol McCarthy ; Mihaela Giriveva ; Declan O’Leary ; Catherine Coleman ; Fiachra O’Callaghan ; Diane Doherty and Chloe Sheehan.
(All Pictures: Adrian O’Herlihy)
Sept. 18th 2015

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24th Annual Cycling Classic

“ALONG THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY”

This is our 24th Annual cycle, which takes place on Saturday 10th October 2015.

  • This year’s Cycle is a one-day event
  • Starting and finishing in Carrigaline
  • Starting time 11am
  • Route: Carrigaline – Innishannon – Bandon – Timoleague – Kilbrittain – Garrettstown – Kinsale – Belgooly – Ballyfeard- Minane Bridge – Carrigaline
  • Registration online with a fee of €50 before 30th September 2015
  • Barbeque and entertainment at finish

Sponsorship cards available if you wish to raise additional funds for our worthy projects

Special draw for two bikes for those who complete sponsorship cards

For further information, please contact Mark Ginn, Station Road, Carrigaline; Phone 021 4373088; Email: mginn@mgacc.ie

Carrigaline & District Lions Club held their annual handover meeting at Fernhill Golf Club on Thursday, 2nd July where outgoing president, Patrick Coughlan, handed over the chain of office to incoming president, Roy Jolly.

Patrick Coughlan, Immediate Past President, handing over the Presidential Chain of Office to the Incoming President of Carrigaline & District Lions Club, Roy Jolly. (Picture:Adrian O'Herlihy)

Patrick Coughlan, Immediate Past President, handing over the Presidential Chain of Office to the Incoming President of Carrigaline & District Lions Club, Roy Jolly.
(Picture:Adrian O’Herlihy)

 

Members of the Carrigaline & District Lions Club at the handing over ceremony to Incoming President, Roy Jolly. (Picture: Adrian O'Herlihy)

Members of the Carrigaline & District Lions Club at the handing over ceremony to Incoming President, Roy Jolly.
(Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)

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Cycle Classic Raises €18,500

The launch of the 2015 Carrigaline Lions Cycle Classic took place in the new Carigaline Youth Centre on 22nd June. The 2015 event takes place on Saturday 10th October and will run from Carrigaline to Kenmare. Over €18,000 was raised from the 2014 event.

Pictured at the Presentation of Cheques from the €18,500 proceeds of the Carrigaline & Districts Lions Club Annual Charity Cycle, were from left, Patrick Coughlan, Club President ; Mark Ginn, Cycle Classic Co-Ordinator ; Sean Duggan, Carrigaline Youth Centre Project ; Dr. Marie Murphy, Marymount Hospice and Agnes O'Reilly, Carrigaline Senior Citizens Day Care Centre. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy) June 22nd 2015

Pictured at the Presentation of Cheques from the €18,500 proceeds of the Carrigaline & Districts Lions Club Annual Charity Cycle, were from left, Patrick Coughlan, Club President ; Mark Ginn, Cycle Classic Co-Ordinator ; Sean Duggan, Carrigaline Youth Centre Project ; Dr. Marie Murphy, Marymount Hospice and Agnes O’Reilly, Carrigaline Senior Citizens Day Care Centre.
(All Pictures: Adrian O’Herlihy)

Pictured at the Presentation of Cheques from the Proceeds of the Carrigaline & Districts Lions Club Annual Charity Cycle, were from left, The Minister for Agriculture ; Food ; Defence & The Marine, Simon Coveney, TD ; Sean Duggan, Chairman,  Carrigaline Youth Centre Project ; Patrick Coughlan, Club President and Mark Ginn, Cycle Classic Co-Ordinator. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy) June 22nd 2015

Pictured at the Presentation of Cheques from the Proceeds of the Carrigaline & Districts Lions Club Annual Charity Cycle, were from left, The Minister for Agriculture ; Food ; Defence & The Marine, Simon Coveney, TD ; Sean Duggan, Chairman, Carrigaline Youth Centre Project ; Patrick Coughlan, Club President and Mark Ginn, Cycle Classic Co-Ordinator.

Pictured at the Presentation of Cheques from the Proceeds of the Carrigaline & Districts Lions Club Annual Charity Cycle, were from left, The Minister for Agriculture ; Food ; Defence and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD ; Dr. Marie Murphy, Marymount Hospice ; Mark Ginn, Cycle Classic Co-Ordinator and Patrick Coughlan, Club President. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy) June 22nd 2015

Pictured at the Presentation of Cheques from the Proceeds of the Carrigaline & Districts Lions Club Annual Charity Cycle, were from left, The Minister for Agriculture ; Food ; Defence and the Marine, Simon Coveney, TD ; Dr. Marie Murphy, Marymount Hospice ; Mark Ginn, Cycle Classic Co-Ordinator and Patrick Coughlan, Club President.

Pictured at the Presentation of Cheques from the Proceeds of the Carrigaline & Districts Lions Club Annual Charity Cycle, were from left, Patrick Coughlan, Club President ; The Minister for Agriculture ; Food ; Defence & The Marine, Simon Coveney, TD ; Agnes O'Reilly, Carrigaline Senior Citizens Day Care Centre and Mark Ginn, Cycle Classic Co-Ordinator. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy) June 22nd 2015

Pictured at the Presentation of Cheques from the Proceeds of the Carrigaline & Districts Lions Club Annual Charity Cycle, were from left, Patrick Coughlan, Club President ; The Minister for Agriculture ; Food ; Defence & The Marine, Simon Coveney, TD ; Agnes O’Reilly, Carrigaline Senior Citizens Day Care Centre and Mark Ginn, Cycle Classic Co-Ordinator.

The Fort to Fort charity cycle, held last March raised over €22,000 for local charities and community projects. Cheques were presented last week to a range of deserving causes including the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre Project.

Pictured at the Presentation of cheques from the proceeds of the Fort2Fort Charity Cycle around Cork Harbour, were from left, Padraig Barrett, Fort2Fort Cycle Committee ; Roy Jolly and Colm O'Rourke of the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre Project. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy) NO REPRODUCTION FEE  16-6-15

Pictured at the Presentation of cheques from the proceeds of the Fort2Fort Charity Cycle around Cork Harbour, were from left, Padraig Barrett, Fort2Fort Cycle Committee ; Roy Jolly and Colm O’Rourke of the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre Project.
(Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)

Pictured at the Presentation of cheques from the proceeds of the Fort2Fort Charity Cycle around Cork Harbour, were members of the Carrigaline & District Lions Club, Michael McGrath, TD ; Patrick Coughlan, Club President and Kieran McNamee with Eileen Murphy, Fort2Fort Cycle Committee. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy) NO REPRODUCTION FEE  16-6-15

Pictured at the Presentation of cheques from the proceeds of the Fort2Fort Charity Cycle around Cork Harbour, were members of the Carrigaline & District Lions Club, Michael McGrath, TD ; Patrick Coughlan, Club President and Kieran McNamee with Eileen Murphy, Fort2Fort Cycle Committee.
(Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)

Pictured at the Presentation of cheques from the proceeds of 22,180Euro raised during the Fort2Fort Charity Cycle around Cork Harbour, were from left (Seated), Pat O'Brien, District Governor, Lions Clusb of Ireland ; Deirdre Finn, Mercy University Hospital Foundation and Eileen Murphy, Camden Fort Meagher.  From left, at rear, Paul Kenny, Cobh Lions Club ; Sam Beamish, Ulster Bank ; Frank Houlihan, Midelton Lions Club ; Tom Butler, Committee Chairman, Fort2Fort Cycle ; Patrick Coughlan, Carrigaline Lions Club ; Tom Kelly, Douglas Lions Club ; Roy Jolly, Carrigaline Youth Centre Project and Cian Cotter, Cork Lions Club. (Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy) NO REPRODUCTION FEE  16-6-15

Pictured at the Presentation of cheques from the proceeds of 22,180Euro raised during the Fort2Fort Charity Cycle around Cork Harbour, were from left (Seated), Pat O’Brien, District Governor, Lions Clusb of Ireland ; Deirdre Finn, Mercy University Hospital Foundation and Eileen Murphy, Camden Fort Meagher. From left, at rear, Paul Kenny, Cobh Lions Club ; Sam Beamish, Ulster Bank ; Frank Houlihan, Midelton Lions Club ; Tom Butler, Committee Chairman, Fort2Fort Cycle ; Patrick Coughlan, Carrigaline Lions Club ; Tom Kelly, Douglas Lions Club ; Roy Jolly, Carrigaline Youth Centre Project and Cian Cotter, Cork Lions Club.
(Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)

Kerry Group have donated €10,000 towards the Carrigaline Lions Youth Centre Project. The aim of the project was to build a new state-of-the-art Youth Centre to serve the young people of Carrigaline. The €1 million project was financed with significant grants from SECAD and Cork County Council, donations from corporations and individuals and with a loan of €300,000. A major fund-raising drive is now on to raise the remaining funds needed to repay the loan. The building of the new Youth Centre has now been completed and various youth organisations are planning to start using the new centre in the coming months.

KERRY GROUP SUPPORT THE CARRIGALINE YOUTH CENTRE PROJECT
Dan Benson, Kerry Group, Carrigaline pictured presenting a cheque to support the Carrigaline Lions Club Youth Centre Project to Sean Duggan, Project Chairman. Included also are Youth Centre Committee members Brian Thoma, Colm O’Rourke and Kieran McNamee.
(Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)
May 29th 2015

 

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2015 Great Railway Run

First 3 men in the Great Railway Run 25k from Cork City to Carrigaline...L-R Brian Murphy 1st, Alex O'Shea 2nd & Eric Browne 3rd. Photo : Doug Minihane

First 3 men in the Great Railway Run 25k from Cork City to Carrigaline…L-R Brian Murphy 1st, Alex O’Shea 2nd & Eric Browne 3rd. Photo : Doug Minihane

The 2015 Great Railway Run was held yesterday (18th April) and attracted almost 600 runners this year. There were 247 in the 25k from Cork to Carrigaline, 237 in the 10k from Monkstown to Carrigaline and 100 in the 5k from Shanbally to Carrigaline. You can view photos of the event on our facebook page here. Most of the funds raised will be going towards the new Lions Youth Centre Project in Carrigaline with the remainder going to help other Lion’s Club charities and to support the Carrigaline Roadrunners Association. Over 100 volunteers were involved in the organisation of the event which ran very smoothly and received very positive feedback from many of the participants. Thanks to both the volunteers and participants for making the event such a success and helping to raise funds for the Youth Centre and other charities.

Read a report on event at the Cork Running Blogspot here.

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Michael Wall, Chairman of Carrigaline Community Association recently presented a cheque for €5,000 to Patrick Coughlan, President of Carrigaline & District Lions Club to support the Lions Club Youth Centre Project. The new Youth Centre is currently under construction and expected to open in late Spring 2015.

On behalf of the young people of Carrigaline, the Lions Club would like to send a big Thank You to the Community Association for this generous donation. Included in the photo are members of the Community Association and Lions Club Members.

(Picture: Adrian O’Herlihy)

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Registration for this years Great Railway Run is now available here.

See http://thegreatrailwayrun.com for full details.

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Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle Sportive

A unique challenge for all levels of cycling enthusiasts!

Cycle around the magnificent Cork Harbour, the second largest natural harbour in the world, starting close to Fort Carlisle and finishing at Camden Fort Meagher Crosshaven, whilst raising valuable funds for the Mercy University Hospital Foundation, the Lions Club of Cork and Camden Fort Meagher Restoration.

See here for further information.

Fort2Fort 2015 – Routes

The Fort 2 Fort Charity Cycle Sportive will take place on Sunday 29th March 2015. Beginning at 10am at Trabolgan Holiday Village (close to Fort Carlisle and Roches Point) and finishing at Camden Fort Meagher, Crosshaven, this challenging and exciting cycling sportive gives Cyclists of all levels and abilities the option of taking a 60km route, a new 85km route or a 125km route (125km return route – finishing at Whitegate).  Whether you’ve been training hard, moderately hard, maybe feel you could be doing a bit more!, or maybe you are gearing up for your first sportive and you are ready to challenge yourself, kickstart your 2015 sporting calendar with Fort2Fort. It’s got 3 great routes to offer riders of all levels, abilities and ambitions a challenging and enjoyable day.

The Fort2Fort 60km Tour provides a rewarding experience and sense of achievement for all cycling enthusiasts, following a full loop of the magnificent Cork Harbour (via Cross River Ferry) and finishing at Fort Camden Meagher where cyclists can enjoy a well earned food-stop while taking in the stunning and breathtaking views of the entire Cork Harbour area from this lofty perch. The 60km Tour is ideal for those cyclists relatively new to sportive cycling, those taking on their first sportive, those with a few sportives under their belts and those cyclists who simply love cycling and all the benefits it has to offer – all looking to their first big challenge of 2015.

The Fort2Fort 85km Challenge is a new route on the Fort2Fort programme. The route takes the rider over a greater area of the Great Island and into Cobh with a few climbs to take on. The 85km Challenge is ideal for those that wish to progress on from the 60km route to test their capabilities further over a more challenging and progressive route. The 85km Challenge finishes at Fort Camden Meagher where riders can enjoy a well earned food-stop and soak in the atmosphere of a job well done.

The Fort2Fort 125km Ultimate has got everything to challenge the strength, perseverance and stamina of the experienced rider. It is a tough and challenging route with plenty of interesting climbs and “lumps” to test all your winter training and prepare you for your spring and summer cycling calendar. The 125km route has a food stop at Fort Camden Meagher with the return route finishing at Whitegate.

All routes will cross the River Lee, by Cross River Ferry, where cyclists and riders can momentarily relax, take stock and enjoy the buzz and excitement that is Fort2Fort. Enjoy the day, enjoy the challenge, you’ve worked hard to be here.

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