Charity, Cycling and Craic!

Staunton Shield 2015 – Feb 28th, 2015

The annual Staunton Shield Football tournament returns to Maynooth on February 28th! All proceeds will of course go to this year’s charity, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, and we look forward to seeing you all there again to compete for the eponymous trophy. For more information, or to enter, please email fundraising[at] (substituting @…
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February 13, 2015 0

Open Meeting – JH1, 7:30pm, Feb 3rd 2015

GC 2015 (AKA the best weekend of the year!!) is  getting ever closer, and as part of the preparations, our next open meeting will take place at 7:30pm on Tuesday February 3rd. This meeting is aimed at all collectors and cyclists, and will consist primarily of an information night, but is also a great way to get…
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January 25, 2015 0 – A How-to Guide!

Hi All, Now that the cyclists have started their training for the 2015 Galway Cycle, it’s a good time for everyone to get prepared for fundraising!  One thing that many people find useful is fundraising through  This is a great way for people to sponsor you that you might not see face to face,…
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January 5, 2015 0

New Year, New Season!

The New Year and GC15 are fast approaching!  Training starts this weekend at 10am with an Introductory 10km cycle and Special Day for Beginners! This will increase by 10km each week and training includes certain mandatory cycles which are to ensure all cyclists are familiar with GC procedures, and with cycling as part of a large group.…
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December 31, 2014 0

Galway Cycle 2015 Launched – Registration now open!

On December 16th, Galway Cycle 2015 in aid of Irish Guide Dogs For The Blind was launched on the campus of Maynooth University.  As part of this, the charity visited the campus (and brought puppies!!), and were joined by this year’s Galway Cycle Committee, and the President of Maynooth University, Professor Philip Nolan.  This followed…
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December 20, 2014 0

Galway Cycle Committee Visit Irish Guide Dogs Facility

On Saturday December 13th, the committee of the Galway Cycle travelled to Cork to visit the Irish Guide Dogs facility, where they raise and train future guide dogs.  The Committee would like to thank Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind for the chance to visit, and were delighted to see where the money raised this…
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December 14, 2014 0

Irish Guide Dogs: Who we’ll be helping

When Aaron Maher turned 3, he didn’t celebrate it like other children his age. Sorcha, Aaron’s mother, had to stay in a separate room with Aaron while his birthday celebrations were going on as groups of people and noise upset him. Days later Aaron’s parents were told he had autism. “We were really upset by…
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December 3, 2014 0

GC15 Starts Here!

The ball is rolling for Galway Cycle 2015. Our first committee meeting on Tuesday 4th of November was packed full of new ideas, enthusiasm and excitement for the year ahead: With the Irish Guide Dogs – Assistance Programme for Autistic Children as the chosen charity for GC15, we are organising plenty of puppy interaction over…
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November 6, 2014 0

AGM Wednesday 15th Oct – Charity selection!

Hi all, So you have decided your final 5 charities that you want to hear from on Wednesday at 7:30pm promptly in JHL1 at the AGM.  They are as follows: Anam Cara Barretstown Don Bosco Care Irish Guide Dogs for the for the blind (Assistance dog Programme) Lauralynn The final vote will take place at the AGM so it is vital that…
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October 14, 2014 0

Musical Bingo!

Tomorrow night Tues 29th of April we are having our inaugural  Musical Bingo in Brady’s Clockhouse Maynooth starting at 8pm.   Come Along for a night of music madness, with a chance to shake those bingo wings and win great prizes! Bingo Cards just €5, and there Will be plenty of other chances to win…
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April 28, 2014 0