Quartet pedalling for Pieta House

Four friends – Shane Fitzgerald, Padraig Kelleher, Paul Kiely and Alan Shire – will visit all 65 GAA clubs in Limerick as part of an inspirational €10,000 Pieta Fundraising Cycle (visit GoFundMe to contribute) this bank holiday weekend.
Sadly, 400 people die annually by self-harm in Ireland, and Pieta is a suicide-prevention charity based in Limerick.
The quartet will set out on the marathon 530km trip from their home club of Fedamore on Friday morning and return there on Sunday evening. Messrs. Fitzgerald, Kelleher, Kiely and Shire will hit West Limerick (Adare) on Saturday before finishing for that day in Newcastle West. The pals will set out from Templeglantine the following morning.
For live tracking, visit: live.primaltracking.com/limerickgaa/.
“There are very few of us who have not been affected by suicide at some point in our lives,” Kelleher told the Weekly Observer. “Pieta is a vital service that helps all of those in need, not only those who are struggling, but also friends and family members who are worried about a loved one or who have lost someone to suicide.
“Our hope is that challenges such as this can trigger even one conversation or request for help that can change somebody’s life.
“During recent dark times, the success of Limerick hurling has brought hope and joy into our lives. Every local club serves as a reminder of a support structure in our community that many rely on during times of need. Let’s remind each other that help and support is never too far away!”
Pieta’s Darkness into Light Walk/Swim/Bike will take place on Saturday, May 8th.
Pieta is contactable 24/7 by freephone 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444.