The 54321 Challenge is all set for Year Number 8 in 2020 .. with a difference! "Back to simplicity in complicated times"

The 54321 Challenge is all set for Year Number 8.. with a difference!
“Back to simplicity in complicated times”

A team of 5 People over 4 Days doing 3 Cycles and 2 Mountains for 1 Cause

The 54321 Challenge was originally started 8 years ago with a team of 5 People over 4 DAYS, completing 3 CYCLES, and climbing 2 MOUNTAINS for 1 Cause – a local charity.    

The Challenge has grown in numbers over the years, and this year was to be no different with a large number of participants ready to undertake the challenge. However due to the current COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and the corresponding lockdown, and health & safety recommendations from the HSA around large groups of people, the 54321 Challenge committee made the tough decision that all 50 participants could not complete this years Challenge. The 54321 Challenges top priority is to ensure the safety of its participants and in the current climate, this extends to their families, neighbours, friends etc.  . Instead the decision has been made that the Challenge will revert to the original 5 participants undertaking the 4 day challenge, and this will take place from Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd of August 2019 inclusive. This will include the following.

We are currently looking at ways other people can participate in an online version of the Challenge while representing and raising funds for their chosen charity, and we will be announcing details in the coming weeks.

This year’s selected charities are The Kerry Hospice, Skellig Stars (Group of children and adult athletes with special needs) and Enable Ireland Kerry and each charity will have a champion undertaking the challenge on their behalf.

Kerry Hospice Foundation - a voluntary organisation that provides funding & support for Palliative Care Services in Kerry
Skellig Stars - a Voluntary Athletics Club based in Cahersiveen, Co. Kerry, that train 23 athletes; adults and children of all ages that have an intellectual disability
Enable Ireland Kerry - Disability Services

Last year the challenge raised a massive €72,506  for the Kerry Hospice Foundation, The Skellig Stars (children and adult athletes with special needs) and Dingle Coast and Cliff Rescue Service, and in the 7 years of running we have raised €206,712 to date for various Kerry charities.

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Mark Murphy is our 54321 Challenge Champion for Skellig Stars in Cahersiveen.

"I have been involved with the 54321 challenge since its origins 8 years ago. Originally from Cahirciveen, I was blessed with a youth that was full of sporting endeavours and the mythical stories of local legends of all sporting codes helped me to dream as a child. The one that stood out for me was the Iron Man Mick Murphy winner of the Ras in 58, the trials and tribulations of his career serve a clear message that irrespective of your background or the lack of facilities anything and everything can be achieved. It is for this reason that my association with Skellig Stars has a personal resonance, the importance of being part of a community, and also giving back what that community has given me. The challenge for the 4 days is insignificant when compared with some of the challenges faced and overcome by the athletes that are supported by Skelligs Stars. The funds collected will help to provide much needed facilities for these amazing athletes. I have had the privilege of delivering classes to students with various special needs and it was quite simply a very humbling and massively rewarding time in my life. I hope you can give me your support for such a worthy cause. We will give it a lash!"

Skellig Stars are a voluntary Athletics Club based in Cahersiveen that train 23 athletes and children of all ages that have an intellectual disability.
In order for their athletes to compete nationally, they need to train on a running track. Unfortunately they do not have one here in Cahersiveen, so they have to travel to prepare for competitions. They are currently fundraising to build an 8 lane running track and a climbing frame.

If you would like to make a donation to Mark and his charity @skelligstarsky no matter how big or small, you can do so at
www.ifundraise.ie/5397_skelligstars.html.

Please share and tell as many people as you can to support this great cause.

#54321challenge2020 #skelligstarsky #skelligstars #skelligstarscahersiveen #supportmark #supportmarkmurphy
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Mark Murphy is our 54321 Challenge Champion for Skellig Stars in Cahersiveen.

I have been involved with the 54321 challenge since its origins 8 years ago. Originally from Cahirciveen, I was blessed with a youth that was full of sporting endeavours and the mythical stories of local legends of all sporting codes helped me to dream as a child. The one that stood out for me was the Iron Man Mick Murphy winner of the Ras in 58, the trials and tribulations of his career serve a clear message that irrespective of your background or the lack of facilities anything and everything can be achieved. It is for this reason that my association with Skellig Stars has a personal resonance, the importance of being part of a community, and also giving back what that community has given me. The challenge for the 4 days is insignificant when compared with some of the challenges faced and overcome by the athletes that are supported by Skelligs Stars. The funds collected will help to provide much needed facilities for these amazing athletes. I have had the privilege of delivering classes to students with various special needs and it was quite simply a very humbling and massively rewarding time in my life.  I hope you can give me your support for such a worthy cause. We will give it a lash!

Skellig Stars are a voluntary Athletics Club based in Cahersiveen that train 23 athletes and children of all ages that have an intellectual disability.
In order for their athletes to compete nationally, they need to train on a running track. Unfortunately they do not have one here in Cahersiveen, so they have to travel to prepare for competitions. They are currently fundraising to build an 8 lane running track and a climbing frame.

If you would like to make a donation to Mark and his charity @skelligstarsky no matter how big or small, you can do so at 
https://www.ifundraise.ie/5397_skelligstars.html.

Please share and tell as many people as you can to support this great cause.

#54321challenge2020 #skelligstarsky #skelligstars #skelligstarscahersiveen #supportmark #supportmarkmurphy

5 days ago

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Caroline Danagher (aka Darcy) has been a part of the 54321 challenge for the past 8 years. "I took 3 years out to have my 2 youngest children, then returned to the 54321 family when Katie was a year old. Each year has been so special to me doing the Challenge. While it is a tough challenge from a physical perspective, the stories I hear along the way make me realise how lucky I am to have legs, lungs etc. to complete this challenge. 3 years ago was extra special for me, when my brother Adrian travelled from Scotland to complete the full challenge with me. We laughed sang and told many stories on our adventure, and also made memories for life. I'm looking forward to representing Enable Ireland Kerry this year. I had a tour of their amazing facilities for children in Tralee. All children from birth up to the age of 18 with complex needs are eligible for services. The Enable Ireland adult services in Tralee provide services for adults from 18-65 years with physical and or sensory disabilities living in Kerry. My attitude is I am only giving 4 days a year to complete this challenge each year for these amazing charities, but the children /people we are raising well deserved money for are facing challenges on a daily basis. I will miss my team members this year but they are out on the roads every week and climbing mountains to help me with my training. Thanks again for the amazing support the past number of years, I will continue to be a part of this 54321 family as long as I can. Milé Buíochas as an tacaíocht go léir".

Sean Scally originally from Dublin but living in Kerry since 2001, loves living in the county and enjoy all that Kerry has to offer. He works with Enable Ireland in Kerry and has responsibility for all the fundraising efforts for Kerry, Limerick & Galway areas. "We are delighted that Enable Ireland Kerry have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from this year’s challenge. Money raised by the event will be used to support services in Kerry. I’d like to wish our champion Caroline every success in this year's event and thank her for choosing Enable Ireland".

For more information on Enable Ireland check out this video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9C5bGaKAqs

To support Caroline and Enable Ireland, you can make a donation here:
www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11385848_54321-challenge-2020.html

#54321challenge2020 #enableireland #enableirelandkerry #supportcaroline #supportdarcy
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Caroline Danagher (aka Darcy) has been a part of the 54321 challenge for the past 8 years. I took 3 years out to have my 2 youngest children, then returned to the 54321 family when Katie was a year old. Each year has been so special to me doing the Challenge. While it is a tough challenge from a physical perspective, the stories I hear along the way make me realise how lucky I am to have legs, lungs etc. to complete this challenge. 3 years ago was extra special for me, when my brother Adrian travelled from Scotland to complete the full challenge with me. We laughed sang and told many stories on our adventure, and also made memories for life. Im looking forward to representing Enable Ireland Kerry this year. I had a tour of their amazing facilities for children in Tralee. All children from birth up to the age of 18 with complex needs are eligible for services. The Enable Ireland adult services in Tralee provide services for adults from 18-65 years with physical and or sensory disabilities living in Kerry. My attitude is I am only giving 4 days a year to complete this challenge each year for these amazing charities, but the children /people we are raising well deserved money for are facing challenges on a daily basis. I will miss my team members this year but they are out on the roads every week and climbing mountains to help me with my training. Thanks again for the amazing support the past number of years, I will continue to be a part of this 54321 family as long as I can. Milé Buíochas as an tacaíocht go léir.

Sean Scally originally from Dublin but living in Kerry since 2001, loves living in the county and enjoy all that Kerry has to offer. He works with Enable Ireland in Kerry and has responsibility for all the fundraising efforts for Kerry, Limerick & Galway areas. We are delighted that Enable Ireland Kerry have been selected as one of the charities to benefit from this year’s challenge. Money raised by the event will be used to support services in Kerry. I’d like to wish our champion Caroline every success in this years event and thank her for choosing Enable Ireland. 

For more information on Enable Ireland check out this video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9C5bGaKAqs

To support Caroline and Enable Ireland, you can make a donation here:
https://www.idonate.ie/fundraiser/11385848_54321-challenge-2020.html

#54321challenge2020 #enableireland #enableirelandkerry #supportcaroline #supportdarcy

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You go Caroline, not a bother to you. Enable Ireland lucky to have u on board. ❤️

We are so Lucky to have the legend that is Caroline Danaher. Get behind Caroline and Enable Ireland please give what you can.

Best of luck Caroline Danaher

1 week ago

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Don't forget to tune into the Saturday Supplement with Joe McGill on Radio Kerry this morning at 9.00am. We will be chatting to Joe about this year's 54321 Challenge "Back to Simplicity in Complicated Times".

If you'd like to make a donation please visit www.gofundme.com/f/54321-challenge-2020

#saturdaysupplement #radiokerry #joemcgill #54321challenge #54321challenge2020 #backtosimplicityincomplicatedtimes #kerryhospicefoundation #skelligstars #enableirelandkerry #skelligstarsky #enableireland
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Dont forget to tune into the Saturday Supplement with Joe McGill on Radio Kerry this morning at 9.00am. We will be chatting to Joe about this years 54321 Challenge Back to Simplicity in Complicated Times.

If youd like to make a donation please visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/54321-challenge-2020

#saturdaysupplement #radiokerry #joemcgill #54321challenge #54321challenge2020 #backtosimplicityincomplicatedtimes #kerryhospicefoundation #skelligstars #enableirelandkerry #skelligstarsky #enableireland

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