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Huge turnout for charity cycle in memory of prison officer

NewsBy Patrick O'Connell
The huge crowd of cyclists leaving Mountjoy for the cycle
The huge crowd of cyclists leaving Mountjoy for the cycle
Liam Kenny (Daragh's father) Mountjoy Governor John Quinn and Daragh's partner Ciara Gallagher
Liam Kenny (Daragh's father) Mountjoy Governor John Quinn and Daragh's partner Ciara Gallagher

Up to 220 colleagues and friends of a prison officer, who died suddenly in January 2013, undertook a 150km cycle from Mountjoy to Lecarrow in his memory today

The cycle is now its third year and has raised a total of €50,000 for the Croi Heart and Stroke Charity.

Darragh Kenny worked as a prison officer at Mountjoy Prison, and many of his colleagues, family and friends were joined by members of the Carrow Lazzers and D7 cycling club for the cycle.

Paying tribute to Darragh, colleague Shane Kelly described him “as the glue that held many of his colleagues together.

“He was one of those larger than life characters and his death was a terrible shock to all who knew him,” he said.

“Darragh’s legacy has come in the founding of the two cycling clubs in Lecarrow and Dublin and in encouraging people who would never have sat on a bike to get involved benefitting their own health and welfare. 

“The cycle is now in its third year and has raised approximately €50,000 for the Croi Heart and Stroke Charity.”

If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, check out www.croi.ie