14 cyclists, 620k in 2 days for charity


Daragh Kelly, Damian McBride, Peter O’Donnell,Hugh Coll and Marty Lynch

FOURTEEN cyclists, covering 620 kilometres in two days for charity.


It’s the latest challenge which Milford man Hugh Coll has set for his training group.

Travelling to Cork this they will leave Mizen on Friday morning, stopping overnight in Roscommon, and arriving in Malin Head on Saturday.

All proceeds from the event will go towards Donegal Down Syndrome and the Milford Athletic Club Track fund.

Speaking to the Donegal News this week Hugh explained that it was the latest in a series of fund-raisers that the group have undertaken in recent years.

“It’s the third fund-raiser we’ve done together. They’re all friends of mine. We cycled from Dublin to Milford for the Donegal Hospice and then Charlesville to Milford in one day for Ramelton Nursing Unit and Donegal Mental Health,” he said.

Hugh will be joined on the cycle by fellow Milford AC members Marty Lynch, Peter O’Donnell, Darragh Kelly, Damien McBride and Patrick Duffy, Eamon McGee, Edward Harkin and Sean McGinley from Gweedore, Sean McFadden and Gary Crossan from Letterkenny, Michael Flood, Monaghan and Fintown pair Charlie McMonagle and Michael McKeown.

“One of the lads has a wee girl with Down Syndrome while I would also be friendly with Donall Barrett who, along with the late Manus Kelly, used to do a charity day each year for Donegal Down Syndrome. It’s for two good causes.


“Over the last eight to ten weeks we’ve been clocking up a good few miles on the bike. A normal Saturday spin might see us do 100 kilometres while we would do up to 160 kilometres on a Sunday,” he said.

“There was another fella from Kildare, Pauric Kavanagh, who was went to go with us but with restrictions he’s back in lockdown,” he added.

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