Well, he made it!! Huge congratulations to Barry Sheehan and his support team, many of whom we all know well here in Dolphin on the amazing achievement of running from Malin Head to Mizen Head. Not only the physical achievement but the mental aspect is something to be greatly admired.
Thanks to everyone’s generosity, the Go Fund Me page has almost hit the 75K target. One final push over the next few days and Barry will hit this target for Cappagh Hospital Childrens Orthopaedic Unit.
— gillian kelleher (@gilliankelleher) July 4, 2020
Barry was joined today by former team mate Eddie Tae Pot Knowles. Thanks Eddie for your support. Allegedly an endurance runner Barry put manners on him today!! @DolphinRFC @ClonakiltyRFC @CappaghHospFoun @CappaghKids #600in6 https://t.co/T3rFVfVz0T pic.twitter.com/u0flbIGyOM
— Barry Sheehan runs for Cappagh Kids (@Barrys600in6) July 1, 2020
Great surprise and boost for Barry yesterday when his friend from Dolphin RFC Patrick Dolan and his family Ruth, Siún, Jane and Mike who are on holidays in Sligo came up north to support Barry on his run with Patrick covering 20km along the way!
Posted by Cappagh Hospital Foundation on Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Barry Sheehan, minis coach and Club Captain 1999-2001 is looking for support for an amazing cause and to back it up he is going to run from Malin Head to Mizen Head in 7 days, the equivalent for doing two marathons a day for a week.
Please give your support, read his story below and go for your card to support.
On June 29th 2020, I will undertake to RUN from Malin Head to Mizen Head….600+ km in one week to raise funds for Cappagh Kids. Cappagh Kids is a charity close to my heart……..
In 2017, my son Michael was diagnosed with Osteofibrous Dysplasia in his left tibia and so began our journey with the National Orthopaedic (Cappagh) Hospital. Overtime, without intervention Michael’s shin would break easily and was likely to deform. Surgery was the only option, if any, of fixing the bone. Over the past four years Michael has had countless surgeries and related treatments.
Michaels treatment and rehabilitation has taken place at Cappagh under the exceptional expertise and care of Mr Connor Green and his team. Cappagh, the National Orthopaedic Hospital, is primarily an adult hospital, but with many children travelling from all over Ireland to avail of the unique orthopaedic specialist skills and equipment. I have seen first hand hand how child friendly facilities are crucial but non-existent at present.
Cappagh Hospital Foundation is the charity that raises funds for the hospital and the money I raise will be used by them for Cappagh Kids, the new child friendly paediatric orthopaedic department at Cappagh. Michaels journey, the team who have treated him and the many people we have met at Cappagh along the way have inspired me to undertake this RUN in an effort to raise these much needed funds.
Any donation would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks a million,