Brendan Farrelly, Iusna Olwill, John Hueston, Tommy McClorey, Brian Fay and Trevor Bury pose for a picture with the Harley Davidson on Sunday. For more photos, see page 14.

Ace day at the Poker Run

Gemma Good

The Tiernan family held their ‘Poker Run’ last Sunday, July 18, for the fourth year.

The motorcycle run raised over €6,000 for Cootehill Cancer Care and SOSAD Cavan, with donations still coming in.

“They are two good charities and they need all the help they can get,” Kevin Tiernan said.

He said the event is “a family affair” with the entire family getting involved in organising the run to help local charities.

“It’s called a poker run because there’s five checkpoints and, at each checkpoint, you pull a card from a deck of cards,” Kevin said.

“You write your number down and the best hand of cards at the end wins a prize.”

As well as raising money for charities, Kevin said participants thoroughly enjoyed the “excuse to go for a spin".

Two runs took place on Sunday - one for small bikes and one for large bikes.

“The small one is 50 miles and the big one is 120 miles,” Kevin explained.

The large run went from Argue’s Apple Green in Cootehill to Ballinagh, Granard, Edgeworthstown, Castlepollard, Delvin, Athboy, Kells, Ardee, Carrickmacross, Shercock and back to Apple Green.

The smaller run went from Stradone to Cootehill, via Ballyhaise, Scotshouse, Newbliss and Ballybay.

Kevin is delighted to report there was a big turnout for the event with between 160-200 motorcycles

The family wish to thank Jim Argue at Argues Applegreen filling station who supplied food for participants.

“They looked after us very well, he donated everything and had dinner for 60-70 people at the end,” he said.

They thanked everybody who got involved including CC Unlimited Bike Shop, Niall and Karen Brady at Subzero, McMullens Filling Station, Romac Construction, Mastek Engineering, TP in Tullyvin and Tiernan’s Joinery to make the event a success.

“To everybody who got involved, the locals, the money we took in was unreal,” Kevin praised.

People can leave donations to the Poker Run in Argues Applegreen Filling Station or alternatively they can ring Kevin on 0878399630.