HUGE SUPPORT FOR KILWORTH ROSE CONTESTANT
All of North Cork, especially the people of Kilworth, and, indeed, many from farther afield will be rooting for native local girl, Aishling McLoughlin who is representing Leicester in this year’s Rose of Tralee which will be televised live on RTE One on this Monday night, August 23 and Tuesday, August 24.
It is reported that Aishling, from Ballyclough, Kilworth, proved to be a popular contestant amongst all the other roses as they went ‘on tour’ this week.
She took time out of her busy schedule to support the launch of the Eamonn Mac 100km Memorial Cycle 2010 (Dunmanway to Kilworth), which takes place on Saturday, September 25 in memory of her loving father.
Eamonn McLoughlin died tragically of colon cancer at the age of 46. Having a wonderful family and enthusiastic friends, Eamonn’s family decided to organise a fundraising cycle in his honour, from Dunmanway, where he had many fond memories to the family home in Kilworth.
This year’s Eamonn Mac 100km Memorial Cycle has more than doubled in size, with over 50 cyclists taking part on the day. The cycle will start in Dunmanway at 8.15am and will continue on through to Ballineen/Enniskeane, Bandon, Watergrasshill, Fermoy and will finish at the McLoughlin home place of Kilworth.
All proceeds raised from the cycle will go towards Cork Cancer Research Centre at the Biosciences Institute in University College Cork.
The McLoughlin family (wife Carmel, daughters Aishling and Amy and sons, Paul and Shane) would like to thank all their family, friends and neighbours from Dunmanway, Kilworth, Portroe and Nenagh for their never ending support over the last number of years.
Locals, clubs and associations have all joined in wishing the Kilworth girl all the best in the Rose of Tralee as she prepares to become the envy of females, both young and old, taking the stage with heart-throb presenter Daithi O Se in the dome next week.
Thursday 19th August 6:56pm