‘Team Geaney’ To Cycle Ring Of Kerry For ICU Department At UHK

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Team Geaney will cycle the Ring of Kerry later this month in ai of the ICU department at UHK. Launching the event were, from left; Eileen O’Leary, Mike Doherty, Denis Geaney, Siobhan Tangney, Batt O’Sullivan, Derry Healy, Mike Brosnan. Photo: Valerie O’Sullivan

A RING of Kerry cycle will take place later this month in aid of University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department to thank them for taking care of a well-known Kerry man who was seriously ill with COVID-19.

Gene Tangney of the Black Valley, contracted coronavirus, resulting in medical professionals at University Hospital Kerry placing him in an induced coma and ventilator to assist in his breathing for three months. He remains in hospital today, and is making a slow but steady recovery.

Fundraiser and cyclist Denis Geaney and his  ‘Team Geaney’ crew are planning to Cycle the Ring of Kerry on Saturday, July 25, to raise funds for University Hospital Kerry (UHK) ICU department.

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In line with HSE guidelines recommendations, it will only be members of  Team Geaney’s  crew that  will cycle on the day. They are encouraging people to donate to the Go Fund Me Page.

Denis is planning to stop in the usual iconic food stations along the way, the Red Fox, Jack Fitzpatrick’s in Caherciveen for ‘Tay and Brac’,  a music stop at Coomakista and  Black Shop Castlecove, onto Sneem, Kenmare and return to Killarney.

Gene Tangney.

Gene, together with all the Tangney family, especially his son Feidhlim and daughter Fiadhna are so grateful to the medical team and  hospital staff in UHK.  The 100,000 friends and well-wishers who lit candles in solidarity with Gene on  Easter Monday night at 9pm kept them all going throughout his long ordeal.

Gene added; “ I owe my life to the Nurses and Doctors in the ICU Ward, the level of care, compassion and dedication I received was unbelievable. I am so grateful to Denis Geaney and his team for thinking of me and cycling the Ring of Kerry to raise funds for the ICU ward”. To donate please use GoFundMe https://gf.me/u/ygcrtc


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