Sean just did it in the Great Limerick Run

first_img Previous articleEvan Cronin aims to conquer the channelNext articlePike Rovers go for glory in FAI Junior Cup Final Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Fiona, Sean and John Byrnes with announcer Richie Clifford at the Great Limerick Run on Sunday.THIRTEEN year old Sean Byrnes is a great advertisement for his own motto: “Don’t just think about It – just do it”.The teen has just completed his fourth Great Limerick Run in his hand-trike, never being one to let the fact that he has a physical disability stop him.The Pallasgreen schoolboy and full-time wheelchair user was born with Spina Bifida but he doesn’t let that stop him taking part in all kinds of sports.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He is a qualified scuba diver and has achieved his PADI certification, working with weights as he does not have use of his legs.He also plays wheelchair basketball, swims and generally is very positive about living life despite any limitations, according to his father John, who is also co-chairperson of Spina Bifida Limerick.“He wanted to take part in the Great Limerick Run to raise awareness and to get the message out there not to give up,” said John.Sean crossed the finish line in one hour and 11 minutes and running at his side the whole way was his determined mum, Fiona.“She ran beside him all the way despite the fact that running is not her thing. She’s more into walking but they made it in great time.“In keeping with Sean’s philosophy, they kept going and made it to finish,” John added as he extended sincere thanks to Suzy Kennedy and all the team at GLR for their support.More local news here. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Limerick’s All Ireland winning champions return to action NewsLocal NewsSean just did it in the Great Limerick RunBy Bernie English – May 9, 2018 1388 WhatsApp Sanctuary Runners are back training for the Great Limerick Run Printcenter_img TAGSgreat limerick runPallasgreenscuba diverspina bifidawheelchair basketball Mag’s 88 kilometres buys handbikes for disabled Twitter Email Great Limerick Run about to move to another level Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible WATCH: Regeneron Great Limerick Run Launches for 2020 Advertisementlast_img