Patron of CROSS Charity
Paul Wallace has been patron of CROSS Cancer Research since 2010 and was one of the originators of the now annual CROSS Cancer Cycle.
Paul qualified with an honours Economics degree from UCC and went on to work in Banking before becoming a professional rugby player. Paul played senior rugby for Munster, Leinster and Saracens and won 46 caps for Ireland before retiring prematurely with an ankle injury. Paul also played all three tests in the British & Irish Lions victorious test series against South Africa in 1997. Paul and his brothers Richard and David are the only three brothers to have played for the Lions.
On retiring from rugby, Paul joined Jones Lang LaSalle where his role was structuring international commercial property. In 2008, Paul moved to Bircroft Ireland, an international debt structuring and Insurance brokerage for Commercial property where he is now Managing Director.
Paul is a keen sailor and lately a keen cyclist where he has completed all five CROSS cycles to date.
Director, Friends of CROSS Charity
Aidan, (pictured with Thomas Castaignede) who has recently joined the board of Friends of Cross. Aidan is a company director and also manages business development and marketing projects for a range of clients.
Aidan is a very keen sports fan and a long standing cyclist! He has completed the 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Cross Rugby Legends cycles.
Shane has recently joined the board of Friends of Cross. He is a former army officer and is currently CEO of the Irish Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
In addition to cycling Shane is very interested in all sport and played rugby soccer and GAA at various levels. Having first hand experience of the devastating effect cancer has on families he is committed to supporting cancer research.
Tom is a Certified Accountant and Partner with OCC Chartered Accountants and Business Consultants based in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, who specialise in advising small and medium sized businesses in the Corporate, Entertainment & Hospitality Sectors both Nationally and Internationally. They have a very keen interest in the area of not-for profit organisations and are representatives on a number of Boards of these organisations. As a keen cyclist Tom has participated in all of the Cross Cycling Challenges since inception, is a member of the Board of Directors of C.R.O.S.S. and is a valuable sponsor of the Annual Cross Rugby Legends Cycle.
In addition to Cycling Tom is a keen GAA supporter having won Senior and Intermediate Championships in Louth. Tom is the Treasurer of Cuchulainns GFC and is also involved in coaching several underage teams with Cuchulainns in Cavan and is a founding members of St Kilians Wheelers Cycling Club which now has over 25 members.
Head Marshall / Lead Car Driver
Larry (left) is the man behind our marshal team. Larry joined us in 2012 year and continues to offer his support and time to keep the show on the road.
Tom (right) joined the team in 2014 as the lead car driver for ‘the backs’ and will be joining us again in 2017.