Garda Ken gets set to carry up Carrauntoohil

first_imgWhatsApp NewsCommunityGarda Ken gets set to carry up CarrauntoohilBy David Raleigh – February 22, 2020 972 Print Facebook Twitter A LIMERICK Garda is planning to carry a rowing machine to the summit of Ireland’s tallest mountain where he will row a distance of ten kilometres to raise funds for children battling terminal and serious illnesses.Ken McDonald from Ashbrook Gardens on the Ennis Road has set a €30,000 target for his “Carry up Carrauntoohill” fundraiser to cover the cost of repairs to the Share A Dream ‘Dreamland’ play area which was broken into a number of times last year.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The one of a kind fantasy play land on the Dublin Road allows for non-able bodied children to play with their able-bodied siblings and friends.A champion rower and training instructor at the Garda Training College in Templemore, Garda McDonald told the Limerick Post that he was determined to help the Share a Dream Foundation after meeting its founder Shay Kinsella last year.“To say I was blown away by the amazing work being done by the charity for seriously ill and disabled children all over Ireland for the last 27 years, would be an understatement.“Not only do Share a Dream make dreams come true for children fighting terrible life threatening illnesses but they have also built the very first ever all- inclusive magical indoor Fun Centre called Dreamland.”Garda McDonald said the charity relies solely on donations and the goodwill of the community and does not receive any government funding.“So, when the charity suffered two major break-ins last year causing thousands of euros worth of damages, I decided I had to do something to raise much needed funds for repairs and to make dreams come true for terminally ill children while raising more national awareness that the charity deserves.”“Rowing is my passion and I have been so fortunate in my career to have broken the World indoor record over 1000m last November at the Provincial rowing Championships; I won the Rhine marathon in Germany in a men’s coxed quad, and won two Gold medals at the World Masters rowing championships in Budapest.“So, whatever I decided to do, it had to be associated with rowing. After witnessing the amazing courage and determination that the children endure daily to find some quality in life, I decided I would challenge myself to the limit for Share a Dream.”He plans to carry out his ‘Carry up Carrauntoohill’ challenge on Saturday, March 28.“I will be attempting to carry my rowing machine, which weighs 26kgs up Carrauntoohill and then row 10 kilometres before bringing it back down.“My aim is to raise €30,000 rectify the damage caused by the break-ins and so that this wonderful organisation can continue making dreams come true for very sick children.”He is now encouraging people to take part in raising funds by organising a sponsored cycle on a stationary bike or rowing machine; a sponsored head shave/beard shave.“Or why not get out with the kids and go for a walk or a climb in your local area,” he suggests.Online donations can be made at on iDonate or contact 061-200080 to get a sponsor pack.center_img Email Linkedin Advertisement Previous articleCity’s churches will fill for Limerick Choral FestivalNext articleWATCH: Munster earn bonus point win over Zebre David Raleighlast_img read more

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Man Utd midfielder: I’m ready to improve my physicality

first_imgDonny van de Beek has revealed he would like to work on his physicality after moving to Manchester United. The 23-year-old swapped Ajax for the Red Devils on Wednesday, signing a five-year contract with his new club. When asked by MUTV if he was ready for the challenge, van de Beek replied: “Always when people tell you something about the Premier League, they tell you it’s really strong with heavy competition.Advertisement read also:CONFIRMED: Man United sign Donny Van De Beek on four-year-deal “I will see that. I want to work on my physicality, on everything, to make steps again, because for Holland I was strong and physically good, but now I want to take steps again to improve and help the club get prizes and titles.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeRihanna Is Getting Her Own Museum In Barbados7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Netflix Shows Cancelled Because They Don’t Get The Ratings20 Completely Unexpected Facts About ‘The Big Bang Theory’center_img Loading… last_img read more

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Celtic claim place in Champions League play offs

first_imgCeltic have scraped through to the next round of Champions League qualifiers in dramatic fashion.The Hoops scored a last-minute penalty to grab a 2-1 victory over FC Astana at Parkhead to claim a 3-2 aggregate victory.The result at Parkhead means that Celtic will now join Dundalk in tomorrow’s draw for the Champions League play-offs. The two sides could now be drawn against each other for a place in the pool stages, which could represent another massive financial windfall for Dundalk.last_img read more

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