Friends first and St. Tiernan’s Cycling Club recently launched the 2018 Friends First Laragh Classic programme, one of Ireland’s premier road races. Friends First continue to support this grass roots sport and endeavour to support activities and events that are consistent with our community development objectives. We believe sporting activities make a positive contribution to the community. Sports programmes, clubs and activities introduced by Friends First employees in particular occupy a place of core importance.
Speaking about the sponsorship of the Laragh Classic, Tom Browne, CEO of Friends First said “We are delighted to continue our association with the sport and it has been incredibly rewarding to witness the positive impact of our support at a grass roots level. As the leading income protection insurer in Ireland we feel that supporting sporting activities are aligned with our core health insurance business as these activities support health awareness and well-being.”
MEN’S Dermot Trulock winner of Friends First Laragh Classic atop Wicklow Gap.
Now in its 6th year, the Laragh Classic has established itself as a tough event. The 2018 race which took place on September 1st was a tremendous success which, as always, produced a worthy winner, Dermot Trulock. In the women’s classic Hannah Gruber-Stadler, a visiting Austrian rider set to take on Rás na mBan next week, won the day. For more information on the Friends First Laragh Classic visit the St. Tiernan’s Cycling Club website.