"We're not going there for less than a gold."
And we'll certainly be rooting for you Eve McCrystal and Katie George Dunlevy when Rio 2021 finally rolls around.
On what would have been the week of the Rio 2020 Paralympics we speak to Eve who along with Katie George Dunlevy are the gold-medal winning duo who made waves at the 2016 UCI Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Ostend.
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Pumped Up Kicks with Anna Geary and Dec Pierce every Saturday 2pm to 6pm.
Listen back to the full chat with Eve:
"It's not about disability, it's about being differently abled" Anna and Dec speak to film critic Gordon Hayden who gives us the low-down on the Netflix doc everyone is talking about. Rising Phoenix puts the spotlight on the Paralympic Games. Pumped Up Kicks with Anna Geary and Dec Pierce every Saturday 2pm to 6pm. Listen back to the full chat with Gordon: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/29165356/gordon-chatForTX.mp3"][/audio]
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The All -Ireland cycle is a fun and safe way to come together and raise funds for the National Breast Cancer Research Institute (NBCRI). The challenge is to cycle 200km between Friday Aug 28th and Sunday Sept 6th, 2020. Can you cycle an average of 20km a day? Prove it! They expect club cyclists to target 450km, so once you get past 200km see how far you can go - every km counts! Your County needs you! They will also create "live" leaderboards to track which County is winning the All Ireland Cycle, so get on your bike to help your County win the bragging rights!! Eamon O`Muircheartaigh physiotherapist and former GAA player is one of the key people involved in the initiative. Anna and Dec caught up with Eamon and also to wish his dad the infamous Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh belated birthday wishes as he turned 90 this week! View this post on Instagram A post shared by All Ireland Cycle (@allirelandcycle) Pumped Up Kicks with Anna Geary and Dec Pierce every Saturday 2pm to 6pm. Listen back to the full chat with Eamon: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/22182125/Brendan-Lawlor1.mp3"][/audio]
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Irish sportsman Brendan Lawlor will make history next week as the first disabled golfer to play the European Tour when he tees off in the inaugural ISPS HANDA UK Championship - the final event of the UK Swing - at The Belfry from August 27-30. Currently ranked fourth in the World Rankings for Golfers with Disability (WR4GD), the 22-year-old Irishman has also now confirmed Carton House as his new home of golf for the next 12 months as he works to prepare and compete at upcoming tournaments all over the world. Nestled in the heart of 1,100-acres of private parkland in County Kildare, Brendan will have access to two of Ireland’s finest championship golf courses, the classic parkland O’Meara and the inland links Montgomerie, as well as the professional driving range and exceptional leisure and dining facilities of this award winning club. Niall Horan, Brendan’s manager and owner of Modest Golf Management echoed his sentiments. “It’s so good to see such an iconic golf club as Carton House welcome Brendan and promote inclusivity in golf. I’ve always loved Carton House and cannot wait to get down for a game myself with Brendan soon.” Extremely grateful to @CartonHouseGolf for receiving Honary life membership and also can’t wait to make history next week at the @ISPSHanda UK Championship @TheBelfryHotel @EuropeanTour. Thank you so much to @ISPSHanda for making it happen 🙌🔥 pic.twitter.com/nU4wCOzMYu — Brendan Lawlor (@BrendanLawlor97) August 21, 2020 Pumped Up Kicks with Anna Geary and Dec Pierce every Saturday 2pm to 6pm. Listen back to the full chat with Brendan: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/22175014/Brendan-Lawlor.mp3"][/audio]
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We just loved seeing this story during the week about Galway native and Republic of Ireland defender Niamh Fahey becoming the new captain of the Liverpool FC women's team. Former Arsenal and Chelsea defender Niamh Fahey joined Liverpool FC Womens team in 2018 from Bordeaux. Former captain of Liverpool FC Sophie Bradley-Auckland has stepped down to work on the front line against COVID 19. "It`s a bit surreal - its been a great week with so many well wishes, as a supporter it`s unbelievable to captain a team you`ve grown up following all those years" Massive privilege, huge honour and beyond my wildest dreams. Up The Reds ❤️ pic.twitter.com/KHabSJosdq — Niamh Fahey (@Niamh_Fahey1) August 17, 2020 Pumped Up Kicks with Anna Geary and Dec Pierce every Saturday 2pm to 6pm. Listen back to the full chat with Niamh: [audio mp3="https://media.radiocms.net/uploads/2020/08/22171148/Niamh-Fahey-.mp3"][/audio]
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A group of cyclists will take on the ultimate challenge of cycling a whopping 1,900 kilometres across 32 counties in Ireland in just six days, in aid of charities that mean so much to them and in memory of 11-year-old James Moore who passed away recently. The 'Mayo Ultra-Cyclists' is a group of adventure cyclists who take on an ultra-cycling challenge for charity every year. Since 2016, they have completed 4,823km over four different cycles in just twelve days in five different countries and in the process have raised an incredible €88,000 for various local charities. More recent cycles have been the 2,000km trek from Lourdes to Knock in June 2019 and the 1,600km from Lands’ End to John O Groats in June 2018. This #6days32counties cycle is dedicated to James Moore(11)who passed away over 4 weeks ago. James was passionate about fundraising for @Temple_Street his dad Simon explains why.He never got to realise his ambitions. You can help realise his goals now https://t.co/BOAKkLqc9g pt1 pic.twitter.com/1MGbqo3AXb — The Ultra Cyclists (@ultracyclists) August 13, 2020 On Sunday 16th August, this group is under taking the enormous challenge of cycling 1,900km through the 32 counties of Ireland from start to finish - all within six days - and in memory of James Alexander Moore, who was cared for in CHI at Temple Street. They will be starting in Mayo and cycling clockwise through every county - a staggering 320km per day. Whilst doing this tough six-day, 1,900km ultra-cycling challenge, they are using the opportunity to raise some much-needed funds for four deserving charities: Temple Street Foundation Down Syndrome Ireland West Mayo Roscommon Hospice Turn2me.ie The event is self-financed by all the cyclists and all of the proceeds collected will go directly to this year’s four chosen charities. Alan Heaney is one of the cyclists taking part and he joined Anna and Dec on Pumped Up Kicks to tell them about what it will be like to take on such a challenge! All will be ok apparently as long as the tea bags are remembered! Pumped Up Kicks with Anna Geary and Dec Pierce every Saturday 2pm to 6pm Listen back to the full chat with Alan by clicking the play button below!
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