Cyclists from Ballynacargy joined staff from St Brigid’s School, Mullingar, in the Wagon Wheel, Ballynacargy on Saturday for the presentation of funds (from left), Dillon Cox, Phil Tifft, teacher; Lorna Butler, deputy principal; Helena McGuire, teacher; Bernie Corroon, chairperson, board of management, St Brigid’s School; Eddie Maguire, cyclist; (back) Ronnie Maher, Shane Doran, Alan Boyce and Aidan Wallace.

Wagon Wheel cycle for St Brigid’s School

A fundraiser by a small group in Ballynacargy elicited a great response from local people on the day of the All-Ireland football final, and the Ballynacargy to Ballinea Bridge return cycle raised an impressive €10,488 for St Brigid’s School, Mullingar.

The annual event attracted keen interest, and cyclists paid €20 to enter the fun activity, while others made donations to what is a very worthy local cause.

The group held a presentation in the Wagon Wheel, Ballynacargy on Saturday, where a raffle took place, the top prize for which was 100 bags of Flamers wood logs, worth €700.

When proceeds from the raffle and cycle event were tallied, a tidy sum was presented to St Brigid’s School, Mullingar.

Gerry and Phil Keon of the Wagon Wheel pub were thrilled with the response and thanked everyone for their terrific support.

“St Brigid’s School is a great school for special children and where there are special children there are special teachers.

“Our daughter Amy has been attending school there for the last two years and it has made such a difference to her life, and we’re pretty sure all parents with children attending the school would say the same,” they said.

A number of representatives from St Brigid’s School were delighted with the success of the event and attended last Saturday’s presentation evening in Ballynacargy, the culmination of another successful event.