The Final Push
23rd June 2011 By Munster Rugby
The Paul Darbyshire/Motor Neurone Research Fundraising Cycle, that kicked off in Cork last Sunday morning, ended this evening at Warrington’s Plough Inn
And if Stage One from Cork to Limerick was highlighted by the performance of an eight year old Kerryman, Tadhg O'Muircheartaigh,(domiciled in Kildare) the final leg was led off by seven year old Jack Darbyshire – accompanied by soccer teammates Jake & Frank Sergent – who led the 35 strong peloton into his Dad's hometown.
The instigator of the event, Ricky, (Jake and Frank's Dad), finished fresh(ish) alongside his mates Aaron Jones, Stephen Scott, Rob Donal and Andy Pearson were greeted at the finish line by Paul's wife Lyndsay, Munster back-rower Billy Holland, Munster Strength & Conditioning Coach, the former Irish International Athlete, Tom Comyns and former Munster wing Brian Carney who had been in Ireland for the first and second legs of the cycle.
Tomorrow evening, Walton Hall, just outside Warrington, is the venue for the end of Cycle function, where Holland will be joined by his Munster colleagues Peter Stringer, Tomas O'Leary, Denis Fogarty, Darragh Hurley & Paul McCarthy.
The funeral service for Paul Darbyshire will take place next Wednesday.