GAA star changing sides for charity

Allianz Football League Division 2 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/4/2016
Tyrone vs Cavan
Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh and manager Mickey Harte celebrate after the game
Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan
Allianz Football League Division 2 Final, Croke Park, Dublin 24/4/2016 Tyrone vs Cavan Tyrone's Sean Cavanagh and manager Mickey Harte celebrate after the game Mandatory Credit �INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

Tyrone star Sean Cavanagh lent his support to a Cycle Against Suicide spin-off this month - even though it was the Armagh leg and it took all he had to handle the orange jersey.

The talented Tyrone player has joined his manager Mickey Harte in urging people to get on board with the worthy cause.

Cycle Against Suicide operates up and down the island of Ireland and carries just one message - it’s ok not to feel ok.

In a video made by Dungannon Enterprise Centre, Sean Cavanagh said: “I want everyone to please, please support Cycle Against Suicide.

“Such a great event. The message is vitally important - it is ok to not feel ok and it certainly is ok to ask for help .

“Please support it - my hands are getting red hot holding this Armagh themed jersey.”

Others stars on-board with the recent event included motorcycling legend Ryan Farquhar, another Tyrone man who is supporting the Armagh spin-off.

The cycle, which was the charity’s first outing of 2017, started at St Patrick’s Grammar School in Armagh at 10am.

But instead of sticking to the orchard county, it also went through Moy, Eglish and stopped for lunch at Tyrone’s very own St Jospeh’s Grammar School in Donaghmore.

The flat route was said to be suitable for all levels of fitness and was led by a car going at just 12mph.

“Together, shoulder to shoulder, we can break the cycle of suicide on the island of Ireland,” added Sean.

Find out more about the work of the charity online at http://www.cycleagainstsuicide.com/