Friday 28 July 2017

Meeting mountains of men the carrot for climbing Carrauntoohil

Alan Kerins speaking at the launch of Sam to the Summit, which will see a number of footballing legends take All-Ireland medals from 32 counties up Carrauntohill this weekend
Alan Kerins speaking at the launch of Sam to the Summit, which will see a number of footballing legends take All-Ireland medals from 32 counties up Carrauntohill this weekend

Colm Parkinson

I'm not sure if it's Catholic guilt or the natural balancing of karma, but it never ceases to amaze me how the very act of looking forward to something like nothing else can put the mightiest of obstacles in front of you.

It's towards the majestic Inch Strand we go this Friday night, as the Gaelic football championship goes up a gear and with the Alan Kerins Project's innovative fundraiser 'Sam to the Summit'. Peter the Great will be there, climbing boots in tow, Kerry legend Seamus Moynihan, Ja Fallon and a plethora of footballing legends to take All-Ireland medals from 32 counties to the top of Ireland's highest peak before settling in to an evening of chat with Ger and Wooly.

I've been dreaming of an OTB overlooking the Atlantic for a while, some good GAA people and a snug big enough for the micro studio, but small enough to be within arm's length of the bar. Typical to have to climb Carrauntoohil to make it happen, though. Check out http://www.samtothesummit.com

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