Friday, 18 September 2015

The Johnny Stenson Cycle Saturday 3rd October 2015

The Johnny Stenson Cycle is a joint collaboration event run by the Curry and St. John’s GAA clubs. The event recognises the memory of Johnny Stenson, who at different stages, was heavily involved with both clubs. First run in 2012, the event has since raised in excess of €15,000 for good causes.

Our aim this year is to raise enough money to fund the building of accommodation for the children of St Jude Children’s Home at the home’s farm, which is located 1 hour away by jeep. Currently many of the older children from St Jude work at the farm during their summer holidays, providing food for the home throughout the year. Without this facility, the home would be unable to continue to provide the excellent level of care it currently does.

About Johnny

Originating from the ‘Inside Bogs’ area of Curry Co. Sligo, Johnny Stenson was a footballer who represented the Curry club and Sligo county team with distinction, throughout a playing carreer wihich spanned over 20 years. Best known for his high-fielding capabilities at centre-field, Johnny carried a reputation as being a tough competitor on the field, while being a gentleman off it.

His most notorious accolade was being a member of the famous Sligo team which captured the Connacht title in 1975, the first time the county had done so in over 40 years. In later life Johnny settled in Sligo town where he became an active member of the St. John’s club, and managed both the senior team and numerous underage teams at different stages. After his passing in 2009 the club moved to honour his memory by renamimg the club grounds at Cuilbeg, Carraroe – “Stenson Park”.

The Johnny Stenson Cycle a leisure cycling event takes place on Saturday, October 3rd. Sponsored by E.J.’s Menswear, the event is a fundraiser for St. Jude’s Children’s Home in Uganda.

The route of 120 kms starts at finishes at St. John’s G.A.A.Club, Stenson Park, Carraroe.
For further details and to register, go to

Sligo 1975

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