Abbeyfeale Cycle Challenge in memory of Zoe 

Norma Prendiville


Norma Prendiville

Abbeyfeale Cycle Challenge in memory of Zoe 

Zoe Scannell died in a car crash almost two years ago


IT is now almost two years since the death of eight-year-old Zoe Scannell from Abbeyfeale.

Zoe was killed as a result of a traffic accident while on holiday in West Cork in June 2014 and her death struck a deep chord among local people.

Determined to honour Zoe’s memory, and to pay testament to her lively sense of fun, her zest for living and her boundless energy, local people last year organised a series of fund-raising events  which raised over €28,000 for designated charities.

Now, preparations are well underway for the Remembering Zoe cycle challenge which takes place in Abbeyfeale on Sunday, May 15.

And the organisers are hoping that large numbers will turn up to answer that challenge.

Three cycle routes of varying difficulty are involved, with one to suit all comers, from beginners to accomplished: a  110km route, a 75km route  and a 40km route.

All participants will receive a special edition finisher’s medal.  Refreshments will be available  before and after at Fr Casey’s GAA clubhouse in Abbeyfeale and there will be food stops and/refreshments on all routes.

Registrations takes place on Friday, May 13 from 6pm to 9pm at the clubhouse or  from 7,30am on Sunday, May 15.

For further information contact John 087 2258808 or Tom 087 6820506.

Later in the summer, the remembering Zoe Family Fun Day will take place on the first Sunday in July. 

Then on the August Bank Holiday weekend, runners are being sought for a once in a lifetime experience when The Remembering Zoë Relay run to Dublin takes place in aid of the  Make a Wish Foundation.  

For more information, please contact John on 087 225 8808.