Category Archives: Press Release

It is a rare sport where you can break a man’s collar bone and he holds no animosity. Two decades ago double Rás winner Philip Cassidy fell out of the sky and landed on fellow double Rás winner Paul McCormack. McCormack suffered a nasty collar bone break but the two remain firm friends. McCormack now lives in Boston but returned to Ireland to “Race the Rás” with Cassidy to raise funds for the National Breast...

Final Race The Rás Cheque Presentations To Goal and The Irish Cancer Society

On the 23rd of September Race The Rás made the final donations to our 2 nominated charities for 2011. At the opening of the new Daffodil Centre in Beaumont Hospital we were delighted to present the Irish Cancer Society with €100,000 and Goal with €40,000. Thanks to all the team, cyclists and supporters of Race The Rás that made this possible. Here is some information on where the fruits of your hard work has gone:...

Race the Ras Promoting Skin Cancer Awareness

One of our main aims in tackling the An Post Ras was to raise awareness of the dangers of the sun and the subsequent risk of developing skin cancer. The incidence of skin cancer is rising all the time with 8,145 cases diagnosed in 2009 alone! With this in mind, we have been asking some high profile GAA players to wear our UV wrist bands during the championship season. These UV wrist bands change colour...

Bill Cullen Donation Presentation

This past weekend Race The Rás founder (and cycling apprentice) Eamonn O’Muircheartaigh was presented with a cheque for €1000 from Bill Cullen. Bill’s motor group not only donated the money to RTR but were kind enough to provide 3 support vehicles for the Race The Rás team. Next year we hope that Bill (a keen cyclist) will join us on the roads under his own power! Also pictured are Rory Doogan from Renault Ireland and...

Race The Rás on TV3

Race The Rás appeared on TV3 twice in the last week and you can check out these by clicking on the videos. Paul and Eamonn et al on in the morning The Four Horsemen on the afternoon news...

RTR Update December 22nd 2010

Heh Guys and Gals We’ve had a few emails about Race The Rás and I just wanted to answer a few common queries. 1.  We don’t know the race route yet as it’s a secret until the official Rás have done all there preparations but, rumour has it, we’ll know in January. 2.  We haven’t set a ‘donation’ amount for taking part.  The main reason for this is that the bad weather has forced us...

More Volunteer Cyclists

The list of GAA stars keeps getting bigger: Ronan Carolan (Cavan) Dermot Hannifan (Kerry) Mick Galwey (Kerry) Ger Power (Kerry) Evan Kelly (Meath) Scott Brady (Offaly)...

More Cyclists Added To The Growing List

Here’s a few more names for the Race The Rás team of cyclists: Charlie Carter (kilkenny) Dan Shanahan (Waterford) Joe Deane (Cork) Paul Flynn (Waterford) Trevor Giles (Meath) Brian McEvoy (Kilkenny) Barry Foley (Limerick) Graham Geraghty (Meath) John Quane (Limerick) Tony Carmody (Clare) Sean O Domhnaill (Galway)...