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Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford scoops National Award!

Published: December 1, 2016

Waterford City and County Council and Waterford Sports Partnership are proud to announce that The Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford won the Best Leisure Cycling Event at the Cycling Ireland Awards on Saturday 26th November.
2016 marked the 10th Anniversary of the Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford part of the An Post Cycle Series, a Sport Ireland initiative of five cycling events throughout Ireland and over 6,000 cyclists took part. Since its inception in 2007 the Sean Kelly Tour has grown from strength to strength and this is the second time we have won this national award beating off stiff competition from the Tour de Burren and the Leinster Loop.

Pictured at the Cycling Ireland Awards Night (from l to r):
Dr Una May,
‎Director of Participation and Ethics Sport Ireland; Rosarie Kealy, Sports Co-ordinator,
Waterford Sports Partnership; Geoff Liffey, CEO, Cycling Ireland.

Speaking after the awards, Rosarie Kealy, Co-ordinator, Waterford Sports Partnership said, “I was delighted to accept this award on behalf of the Sean Kelly Tour of Waterford.  It is a great honour for the event to be recognised by Cycling Ireland members as the Best Leisure Cycle in 2016.  It acknowledges the support of all our sponsors, our hard working committee, the contribution from staff in Waterford Sports Partnership and Waterford City and County Council and also the wonderful team of volunteers that make this event possible each year.  We are so proud of this event and delighted with the number of Waterford people that get on their bikes to take part each year”.

“Waterford City and County Council is delighted with this award and feel that it is a fitting acknowledgement and recognition of the huge volunteer effort that goes into this great event” says Michael Walsh, Chief Executive: “every year well over 500 volunteers from communities, towns, villages, clubs and organisations from all over Waterford put their collective shoulders to the wheel and ensure that an extra special ‘Waterford Welcome’ is extended to all 6500 participants. It is now an extremely important part of Waterford’s portfolio of cultural and recreational events while also making a significant local economic impact.”


Article Modified: December 14, 2018 11:43 am

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