Cyclist Tommy Raises Another Incredible Sum For Charity

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Tommy Sheehy (right) presenting a cheque to Sean Scally of Enable Ireland. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tommy Sheehy (right) presenting a cheque to Sean Scally of Enable Ireland. Photo by Gavin O’Connor.

A BALLYROE man has raised €11,216 for Enable Ireland after completing two mammoth cycles during  the summer.

Last May, Tommy Sheehy cycled from San Sebastian to Barcelona in aid of Enable Ireland. The challenge covered 600km over the rugged landscape of the Pyrenees taking five days to complete.

The following month he embarked on a three day 300km cycle tackling some of the toughest climbs in the French Alps including Galiber, Alpe D’Huez and the Col d’Isoard Seranne. All three mountains regularly feature in Tour De France stages.

The money raised by Tommy will be used to support Enable Ireland services in Kerry. To date Tommy has raised over €40,000 for the organisation.

“It’s been a real pleasure undertaking all the fundraising for Enable Ireland. The services they provide in Kerry are amazing,” said Tommy.

“The response I received from the people of Kerry has be phenomenal. As for the cycling, well that’s a different matter. The various cycles I’ve undertaken in recent years have been really tough. I do a lot of training nothing in Kerry never mind Ireland can compare with the challenge of cycling the Alps or Pyrenees,” he said.

Sean Scally of Enable Ireland was grateful for Tommy’s efforts.

“Everyone involved with Enable in Kerry really appreciates the efforts Tommy does. I’d like to thank everyone who supports him,” he said.

Enable Ireland provides a range of supports and services to children and adults with disabilities. Their aim is to work closely with families who attend  their centres to ensure each child leads a full and independent life as possible.

All the services are geared to ensure that a disability is not an obstacle to a child or adult expressing themselves, building friendships, playing sports, accessing education and participating in the community.

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