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Gateway Hotel sponsors Rás team 13.05.14

THE Donegal Rás team cycled into Buncrana last week to announce the Inishowen Gateway Hotel as official sponsor for 2014.
Hoping to win big at this year’s Rás will be five talented Donegal cyclists namely former Irish hillclimb champion Ronan McLaughlin, former Donegal time trial champion Conor McIlwaine, reigning Donegal time trial champion Rory Devlin, Donegal veterans champion Damian Lagan and first time national competitor Mark McClure. The team are managed by Chris McElhinney.
Rena Doherty from the Inishowen Gateway said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel and we would like to wish the team the best of luck and hopefully victory will be brought back to Donegal.
Donegal Rás Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel: Pictured from left are Ronan McLaughlin, Conor McIlwaine, Aine Gleeson, Rory Devlin, Mark McClure and Damian Lagan.
The team will be joined by 'the Gateway Girls' Aine Gleeson and Shareen Doherty, who will Tweet and Facebook live from the road to keep Donegal supporters up to date with their team's progress.
The Rás is Ireland's number one cycling event and will take place this year from May 18 - 25. It will cover 1260 kilometres over eight stages beginning in Dunboyne, Co. Meath with stage finishes in Roscommon, Lisdoonvarna, Charleville, Cahirciveen, Clonakilty, Carrick on Suir, Baltinglass and finally Skerries.
The launch of Team Inishowen Gateway Hotel comes as the hotel reveals its latest summer promotion - Cycling Weekends.
Ronan McLaughlin, the hotel’s resident cycling specialist, has designed the programme and can be on hand to discuss the rides and give advice to participants.
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