There was a good turnout as Lanesboro Triathlon Club held the official opening of its new club rooms in Lanesboro last Friday (15th).
The CEO of Triathlon Ireland, Chris Kitchen, was in attendance and he spoke eloquently about the fantastic efforts and achievements of the club, including its annual Two Provinces Triathlon, since it was first established in 2010.
In addition to enjoying the fantastic food which was supplied by club member Daire Stephens of the Comfy Café in Roscommon town, those present were also given a brief history of the club by founding member and former chairperson, Brendan O’Sullivan.
Current assistant treasurer, Carmel Hayes, a Zero2Tri graduate in 2019, also discussed her experience at the club over the past year as well as the challenge of completing her first triathlon at the Two Provinces event in July.
The official opening of the club rooms was carried out by long-time member and main sponsor of the Two Provinces Triathlon 2019, Brendan Cooney, who cut the blue and yellow ribbon held by two former chairpersons, Fidelma Brennan and James Gallagher.
Club secretary, Niall Mulvihill, also made a formal presentation of two cheques for €2,400 each to the Alzheimer Society of Ireland (Longford) and the Western Alzheimer Foundation (Roscommon), all monies raised by the club at its annual charity swim back in August.
It was a proud day for the club, which, according to the committee, becomes the first of its kind in Ireland to open a designated training facility for its members. The official opening coincides with the club being shortlisted for ‘Triathlon Ireland Club of the Year’ recently. The winner will be announced this Saturday in Dublin.
Club chairperson, Cian Crosbie, said: “The future of the club is very bright indeed with everyone looking forward to a fantastic year in 2020 and with new members of all levels always welcome to start or continue their triathlon journey in a welcoming, positive and supportive environment”.
Lanesboro Triathlon Club will commence its 2020 Zero2Tri Programme in January of next year.