Thursday 14 December 2017

On their bikes for Munster of a road trip

Barry Duggan

TWO gardai, a solicitor, a landscaper and an Eircom employee -- not exactly Hell's Angels.

But what all five men have in common -- apart from a love of motorbikes -- is Munster rugby, and so they got their motors running and left Limerick yesterday for the long journey to San Sebastian in the north of Spain for Munster's crunch Heineken Cup semi-final this Sunday.

A total of 1,581km of European road network will have to be navigated along with a sailing from Rosslare to Roscoff. Driving BMWs, a Honda 1600, a Yamaha and a Suzuki, the group said they were in search of open roads on the trip, sponsored by businessman Mike Hynan from Cappamore, Co Limerick. "We go through Cherbourg, Nantes, Bordeaux and on to San Sebastian, but we might try to stay off the motorways as they can be very boring," Brendan Condon said.

After attending Sunday's match in the Estadio Anoeta, they will take an easier route home.

"The owner of the B&B is taking care of the bikes for us and we fly back out to Nantes on May 20 and on to Paris for the final. All we want is Munster to be in the final," Brendan added.

Irish Independent

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