Nenagh hosts club colours challenge for Relay for Life

Junior Minister for Public Transport Alan Kelly organised a walk in Nenagh last Saturday to raise funds for Relay for Life and to launch the new maps outlining the town's walking routes. Pictured are some of the people who took part in the event, along with Junior Minister Kelly and Greg Starr of Operation Transformation, who led the walk.  Picture: Bridget Delaney
Nenagh Boxing Club and Kildangan GAA Club were the winners of the inaugural 6km Club Colours Walking Challenge held along Nenagh’s walking routes and cycleway last Saturday.

Nenagh Boxing Club and Kildangan GAA Club were the winners of the inaugural 6km Club Colours Walking Challenge held along Nenagh’s walking routes and cycleway last Saturday.

The event, which raised funds for Relay for Life, Tipperary, was organised by Junior Minister for Public Transport Alan Kelly, and co-incided with the launch of the N52 walking routes map and brochure, which outlines the three walking routes around the town.

The walk, which was held in glorious sunshine, was led off by Operation Transformation’s Greg Starr and Deputy Alan.

“I was delighted to be in a position as Minister to put in approximately €1.3m in funding to walkways and cycleways across Nenagh and the N52 bypass, and it is great to see people use the facilities on a daily basis. I am very proud of the brochure, which is excellently presented with lots of very informative, relevant and useful information,” said Deputy Kelly.

He thanked everyone who turned out for the challenge, given the heat on the day, and said he hoped to make the challenge an annual event.

“I would like to thank the following for their support, Greg Starr from Operation Transformation and Nenagh Ramblers Pat Delaney for leading the challenge; Ger Slattery, Kieran Maguire, Order of Malta; Carl Cregan from North Tipperary County Council; Cllr Virginia O’Dowd, Cllr Lalor McGee and Elaine Cullinane and Sharon McLoughney from North Tipp Sports Partnership. I would also like to thank the sponsors Siobhan Tynan, Sportsman’s Dream; Dave Rooney, Sports Centre; Centra, the Mini-Market, Clare Street Pharmacy, and the Gardai,” he said.

Relay for Life will be held in Toomevara GAA grounds on August 24 and 25.