They’re close friends of John Lenihan’s and one of them will launch his book in Tralee on this Friday night.
Clare O’Leary, Cork and Mike O’Shea, Kerry have become the first Irish team to cross the Greenland Ice-Cap using skis and dogs and their story was on RTÉ One news this evening.
It took them 24 days to complete a gruelling 570km trek. The challenge was part of their Ice Project – an attempt to cross nine of the world’s major ice-caps.
They travelled to An Riocht AC here in Castleisland last September and unveiled the Lenihan’s Hill monument to John’s illustrious athletics career and the pair are sure to appear at the launch of Con Dennehy’s book: Tough as Leather – The Story of Sporting Legend John Lenihan at Gally’s Restaurant in Tralee on this Friday night, June 12th at 8-30pm.
In any case, Dr. Clare O’Leary is the one designated to do the honours. See the RTÉ One News report by Seán Mac an tSithigh with clips from the trip through the link here: https://www.facebook.com/rtenews/videos/1098142836881384/