Sophie spurs dad’s marathon effort

first_imgAdvertisement Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended Facebook TAGSfeaturedfundraisingLiam Mulcahymarathon Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April NewsLocal NewsSophie spurs dad’s marathon effortBy Liam Togher – July 31, 2013 585 Twitter WhatsApp Print Previous articleChic’s Nile Rodgers is cancer freeNext articleSíle seeks to win wedding competition Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing.center_img Shannondoc operating but only by appointment RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Email A RHEBOGUE man whose daughter suffers from a life-threatening heart condition is in training for the Dublin Marathon in October to raise money for a proposed disabled park.Liam Mulcahy, along with his partner Stacey, established Cycling 4 Sick Children after their daughter Sophie overcame seven months of intensive surgery in Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital in Crumlin after her birth in 2006. He only took up distance running in January but he competed in the Great Limerick Run this year and he now has Dublin in his sights.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “I had set Dublin as the original goal so now I’m trying to push that on and see where it will lead,” said Liam.“We’ve come with an idea for an inclusion park for disabled sports and children and other children can enjoy it as well. We’ve seen that there’s not many facilities around that can incorporate wheelchairs and things like that so the idea is to have it somewhere in Limerick.“Training is going very well and the aim is to stay as injury-free as possible until the marathon. With Limerick I just jumped straight into it without really thinking and I suffered a lot with it but this time I’m more structured.”Liam’s venture is being actively supported by Gleeson Sport Scene, which is providing him with runners and training equipment, in addition to monitoring his progress in training. Linkedin First Irish death from Coronavirus No vaccines in Limerick yet Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHLlast_img read more