Matt Houlihan a seven year old from West Cork climbed Ireland’s highest peak Carrauntoohil on Tuesday. The mountain is 1038 meters high and he made the ascent look very easy. He was with his family Heidi, Fran and Niall, plus his godfather Mike who flew over from the UK to accompany him.
Matt’s father Iñaki died of kidney cancer five years ago and Matt wanted to do something in memory of him. So he set up a go fund me page and got sponsorship to climb the mountain.
Matt Houlihan is seven years old, he did a sponsored climb of Carrauntoohil to get money for Kidney Cancer Research. He did a great job of it too, what a pleasure to go with him and make this film.There is a link in the film, write it down and donate some money for this lads brilliant effort.
National Hill Climb Championships 2015 took place on the 3rd of October. Organised very well by the Valley Wheelers Cycling Club of Ballingeary, in Co. Cork. It was a tough circuit of over 6 KM starting with the first half of fast rolling countryside but ending with a steep climb of over 2 KM to the finish line. Over 50 riders took part and the club were fortunate to get some podium places for their own members. It was a great day out and hope all enjoyed themselves.
Should be possible to spot yourself in the video. My Neil rode the circuit before hand with the camera to get some riding shots.
Hungry Hill Saturday 30th November 2013 a nice 2.5 hours walk from above Rossmackowan to the top and back with Paul O’Shea, Joe Hanley, Sheila Sheehan and John Joe. Beautiful conditions for the time of year. Had a slight fall on the way down and damaged a finger and my zoom lens. But hey ho, he who dares and all that.
Nearly every Saturday a group leaves the garage east end of town to walk up Hungry Hill, all are welcome. Speak to Paul O’Shea at the garage behind Centra shop.