Independent TD Mattie McGrath has extended his congratulations to all those involved in the organisation of the Cannonball Run Charity Road Trip which took place over the weekend. Deputy McGrath went onto specifically thank the local Cahir organisers who once again ensured that the event was a marvellous success marked by an extraordinary support from all over the county:
“Every year the Cannonball Run raises significant funds for charities that do brilliant work all year round.
Given the massive levels of local and national support the event is something that is going from strength to strength and I can well believe that it has generated €580,000 for Irish children’s charities over the past five years, with the the ‘Make-a-Wish Foundation’ benefiting this year.
It brings a great sense of excitement to Tipperary when it passes through the Cahir leg of the Run and I sincerely hope it will continue to do so.
The organisers are to be applauded that we have yet to have any incidents marring the event in terms of health or safety given the engine power of the cars involved. Let’s hope that next year even more much needed funds can be raised for a worthy cause,” concluded Deputy McGrath.