Drumlish father and daughter, Joe and Sinéad Heaney, give the thumps up after they successfully completed their Croke Park abseil in aid of the Irish Wheelchair Association.
“Neither of us has a fear of heights,” smiled Sinéad Heaney from Drumlish as she recalled the experience of how she and her dad, Joe, abseiled off the top of Croke Park and together they raised €1,035 for the Irish Wheelchair Association.
Sinéad explained how the abseil came about.
“We saw an advertisement from the Irish Wheelchair Association for the abseil challenge in Croke Park and we both decided to take part as we felt it would be a great experience and a great way to support such a vital charity.”
Pointing out that she and her dad both know people who have availed of the IWA’s excellent services, Sinéad remarked, “No one knows what's ahead of them in life or when they might need the help of services such as those provided by IWA.
“IWA has branches all over the country so it's nice to know the funds will be spread across the country rather than staying in one particular area.”
She added, “It's great to be healthy and able enough to take part in such an event and even better for the two of us to be able to do it together.”
Sinéad revealed that they got to walk out on part of the Ericsson Skyline in Croke Park before commencing the abseil.
“We were blessed with the weather, it was a clear sunny day and very little wind.”
Sinéad said she and Joe would like to thank everyone who donated funds and helped them to surpass their original target.
She joked, “Dad said it was the last time he was going to volunteer to get the ball off the roof.”