Stuart Mangan Charity Cycle Event:Charity Cycle
Date: 20-12-2008

Galway - Dublin Charity Cycle

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Note to all sponsors: We completed the cycle over two days in 10.5hrs. Weather was awful but the craic was mighty. All crossed the finish line relatively unharmed. We had one faller on a rail track and one puncture before we even got going. Big thank you to those who contibuted to making our trip from Galway easier - Thanks to Paul Taaffe (Athlone Springs Hotel), Peter Conneely (Under Armour), John O'Brien (OB Sports), Emer Dunne (Anatomic Ltd - Masseuse), Barbara Culleton (Bective PRO), Mark Behan (Lucozade) and secial thanks to our two safety drivers Ron and Shaun.

Hi All,

Thanks for visiting our fundraising page. The Stuart Mangan Trust charity is a very worthy cause and we would very much appreciate your support in helping us to raise funds for this charity.

We have decided to organise a "Coast to Coast" fundraising cycle which will be completed by 6 Senior players from the Bective Rangers First Team. The cycle will cover 225km from Salthill Beach (Galway) to Sandymount Beach (Dublin). Our travel plans are as follows;

Depart Salhill Sat 20th Dec @ 7am
Arrive Athlone Sat PM (stay the night)
Depart Athlone Sun 21st Dec @ 7am
Arrive Sandymount Sun PM

We plan to have six cyclists and 2 cars (one at the front and rear carrying repair equipment and supplies - not cyclists!). Please remember that we are not trained cyclists, we will be using normal mountain/road bikes, we will not have any special training, we are simply doing this to raise money for Stuart.

Please read a few words about the charity that we have chosen to support below. You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from us thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,

Paul Hatton/Damian Hall/Mark Hennelly/Richard Maybury/Dan & Mark Crean
Stuart Mangan Trust

Stuart Mangan, the 26 year old from Fermoy in Co. Cork, who suffered a severe spinal injury while playing rugby in London in April 2008, has sadly passed away.

He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London on Thursday as a result of respiratory problems and passed away peacefully on Friday 7th August in the presence of his parents Brian and Una and his three brothers Keith, John and Barry.

During his short life Stuart showed incredible energy, enthusiasm and love for people. Since his accident he has inspired many with his courage and greatly increased his circle of friends. In this way, he has left us all a great legacy.

The family would like to thank all those who supported them during the last sixteen months especially his doctors, nurses and carers. The kindness and generosity shown by people has been simply amazing.

In response to Stuart’s wishes, his organs have been donated for the benefit of others.

In the near future, it will be decided by all those involved how best to honour Stuart’s memory.

Funeral arrangements will be announced on the website shortly.

                            May he rest in peace.

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Sinéad Brady 04-02-2009 Donation €30.00 Well done Richie and the rest of you on completing the cycle in the miserable weather!Sinéad B
Anonymous 03-02-2009 Donation €20.00 Well done.
Carla Hartnett 26-01-2009 Donation €20.00 -
Conor Battigan 23-01-2009 Donation €50.00 -
Anonymous 23-01-2009 Donation €40.00 Well done lads, from Nuala and Michelle - GSK
Anonymous 23-01-2009 Donation €30.00 Well done Guys - Linda & Ciara GSK
Anonymous 21-01-2009 Donation €80.00 Cash sponsorship from friends. Well done guys
Anonymous 20-01-2009 Donation €215.00 Cash Sponsorship from Richard Maybury
Anonymous 19-01-2009 Donation €10.00 Well done to ye lads, it was for a great cause.
Mary Duffy 16-01-2009 Donation €30.00 Well done lads - tough cycle - great charity work!
Richard Maybury 14-01-2009 Donation €540.00 Congrats from Raymond Coyle @ Tayto
Niamh FitzSimons 13-01-2009 Donation €20.00 Well done on the cycle Paul - hope you recuperated over Chrimbo!
Anonymous 09-01-2009 Donation €960.00 Congrats from Staff @ GSK
Anonymous 09-01-2009 Donation €550.00 From all my generous colleagues who sponsored me. Mark
Anonymous 06-01-2009 Donation €500.00 Thanks to all who sponsored us. Daniel.
Anonymous 05-01-2009 Donation €500.00 From all the kind people who supported me-Damian
Richard Hayes 05-01-2009 Donation €30.00 Well done lads
Mark Crean 04-01-2009 Donation €900.00 Cash Sponsorship from Mark Crean
Connall McGuckian 31-12-2008 Donation €40.00 -
Anonymous 28-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Good achievement lads - Ciaran O'Brien (Railway Union)
David Murphy 27-12-2008 Donation €30.00 A strict diet of chicken wings the only way
Jonathan Booty 24-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Hope it all goes/went well
Anonymous 24-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Well done fellas! Toshy...
Anonymous 22-12-2008 Donation €100.00 Great cause, congrats lads - Cafferky Family, Mayo
Anonymous 22-12-2008 Donation €200.00 Well Done Lads - Martin Cafferky USA
Anonymous 22-12-2008 Donation €50.00 -
Fiachra Lennon 21-12-2008 Donation €20.00 -
george mullan 20-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Bast of luck dan for a great cause, George Mullan
Anonymous 19-12-2008 Donation €10.00 -
Ciaran Vance 19-12-2008 Donation €40.00 Best of luck gents
Derek Boyd 19-12-2008 Donation €25.00 Best of Luck Hero!
Marcus Quinn 19-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Best of Luck
Anonymous 19-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Best of luck to you all!
Melissa Curran 19-12-2008 Donation €80.00 Best of luck!
Anonymous 19-12-2008 Donation €40.00 fair play .Looking forward to meeting ye in Div one if ye get there and if we can stay there ..
Anonymous 19-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Good Luck guys, take care xxx
niamh counihan 19-12-2008 Donation €30.00 Good luck BIL x
Jerome Counihan 19-12-2008 Donation €25.00 Best of Luck!!
Barbara Culleton 19-12-2008 Donation €100.00 Very best of luck guys - you will deserve your Christmas dinner. Barbara and Jerry
Andrea Mooney 18-12-2008 Donation €50.00 To Damian & Co the best of luck hope the weather is kind
Ruth Hennelly 18-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Its a fantastic thing what you guys are doing!! Hope you raise loads of money & good luck cycling x
Anonymous 18-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Hope the wind is always behind you
AIDAN EGAN 18-12-2008 Donation €30.00 Fair dues to you Paul to you and Team Mates for organising this for a very worthy cause - Aidan Egan
Anonymous 18-12-2008 Donation €25.00 Good luck
Marianne Durkan 17-12-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Anonymous 17-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Grat work..Keep the pedals going
Anonymous 17-12-2008 Donation €20.00 go néiri on bothar libh
genevieve wallace 17-12-2008 Donation €30.00 well done Heno!
Anonymous 16-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Good Luck Paul and the lads, Anne Marie
Kieran McMahon 16-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Dont envy u hennelly! best of luck
John Dunne 16-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Good Luck.
Hannah Donnelly 15-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Good Luck!
Eoin Brady 15-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of luck lads - No Cheating !!
Michelle Murphy 15-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of luck!!
nicola neve 14-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Go on you good things! Your big sis will be cheering you on!
Anonymous 14-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Good luck lads - Miriam Connolly
Anonymous 14-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of luck with the cycle - Diarmuid Gavin
Anonymous 14-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Good luck lads - Kyle Heagney
Paul Raeburn 12-12-2008 Donation €30.00 Damo, if your riding tandem with Hats there could be a new song out of this.
Ronan Lynskey 12-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Watch out for the pot-holes in the wesssttt!
Catherine Dowling 12-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Best of luck - Catherine Dowling
Alan Bradley 11-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Good work Creaner
Anonymous 11-12-2008 Donation €75.00 Rent is going Up!!
Anonymous 08-12-2008 Donation €100.00 Goodluck Dan
Anonymous 08-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Good Luck!
Neil Megannety 08-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Creanerman
Anonymous 08-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Well done lads!!
Gavin Douglas 08-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Now a tandem would be a challenge! Arra hairy vest
Gemma Paterson 05-12-2008 Donation €30.00 Go Dan Dan, oh and the rest of you boys.
Dan McGettigan 04-12-2008 Donation €20.00 Best of luck lads
Anonymous 04-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Go on Creaner
patrice hayes 04-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Good luck Dan !!
conal walsh 04-12-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Rachel Kenny 04-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Go on Dandan xx
Fergal Nestor 03-12-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of Luck Troops. Hats is that old Raleigh Mustang still going?
Ben Ward 03-12-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Linda Coyne 02-12-2008 Donation €30.00 Best of luck Mark, Donncha & Linda x
Anonymous 30-11-2008 Donation €30.00 Best of luck to you all!
Anonymous 28-11-2008 Donation €100.00 -
Anonymous 28-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Paul!
Eric Sexton 28-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Good luck with the cycle - don't forget to get a good bum massage after... no I'm not offering - Eri
Declan McNeela 28-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Have a great time!
Laura Maher 27-11-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Justin Coughlan 25-11-2008 Donation €100.00 -
Richard Egan 25-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of Luck Richie - A really worthy cause
Brian Geraghty 24-11-2008 Donation €25.00 Go Heno! Go Becks! Briano & Clo
Anonymous 24-11-2008 Donation €50.00 -
Anonymous 22-11-2008 Donation €100.00 Keep in by the ditches lads, and good luck.
Anonymous 22-11-2008 Donation €80.00 best of luck lads enjoy
Paul Kilroy 21-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Fenballs you might need an a$$ implant after this. Good luck lads.
Olga Coughlan 21-11-2008 Donation €30.00 Good luck...Olga Coughlan
colin dumbleton 20-11-2008 Donation €40.00 fair play guys
Darragh Kearney 20-11-2008 Donation €80.00 Best of Luck lads - make sure Hatton stays to the front of the peleton!!!
Anonymous 20-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Well done and best of luck
Anonymous 19-11-2008 Donation €30.00 Best of luck!
Anonymous 19-11-2008 Donation €10.00 -
Jane O'Dolan 19-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Good Luck to you guys
David Connolly 18-11-2008 Donation €20.00 -
David Lillis 18-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Fair play lads. Dont let Hennelly take his sadle off!
Lisa Fleming 18-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Best Of Luck Paul, Don't forget those special padded pants!!
Sinead Grant 17-11-2008 Donation €40.00 -
Roy Horgan 16-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Well done Dan
Michael Creedon 15-11-2008 Donation €20.00 -
stephen casey 15-11-2008 Donation €30.00 Fair play lads, The Stoat
Tanya Moore 14-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of luck!
Cara Scully 14-11-2008 Donation €40.00 Good luck to you all!!
Joanna Marlow 14-11-2008 Donation €10.00 -
Rachel Earley 14-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of luck lads!
Martin Rourke 13-11-2008 Donation €50.00 best of luck boys-
Hannah Evans 13-11-2008 Donation €25.00 Best of luck Maybo!
Lesley Ronaldson 13-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of Luck Maybo! - A really worthy cause
Anonymous 13-11-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Ronan Evers-Norton 13-11-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Anonymous 12-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Good luck Mark
Anonymous 12-11-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Noel Larkin 12-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Good luck (you could always get the train!)
Niall Geaney 12-11-2008 Donation €25.00 Well done lads, great cause.
John Conneely 12-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Good stuff Markus, may the force be it you.
David Collins 11-11-2008 Donation €50.00 -
eoin waldron 11-11-2008 Donation €50.00 -
Anonymous 11-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Fair play mark
Hugh Fitzgerald 11-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Getting the Citylink is hard work but cycling is going to be savage
colin barry 11-11-2008 Donation €20.00 unbelievable stuff well done
Cathal Lavelle 11-11-2008 Donation €50.00 -
Joe Rooney 11-11-2008 Donation €30.00 Good Luck with it Lads
Niall Gibney 11-11-2008 Donation €25.00 -
Karen Martin 11-11-2008 Donation €25.00 Best of luck with that Paul
Cliona Hartigan 11-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Best of luck with the cycle
Anonymous 10-11-2008 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Paul
Anonymous 10-11-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Tara Rooney 10-11-2008 Donation €100.00 Best of Luck and bring rain gear :)
Anonymous 10-11-2008 Donation €30.00 Best of luck with cycle Paul - From Sinead Bailey, GSK
Anonymous 10-11-2008 Donation €50.00 Best of luck
Anonymous 10-11-2008 Donation €50.00 A vibrating saddle? I don't believe it!
Anonymous 09-11-2008 Donation €50.00 May the wind be at your back!
Anonymous 09-11-2008 Donation €20.00 -
Anonymous 07-11-2008 Donation €100.00 -