The Four of Us: Ladies complete Ring cycle

Enjoying the Ring of Kerry cycle were Edel Lehane, Sinead Kelleher, Karina Kelleher and Eve Moynihan

Four Kerry ladies completed the 170km Ring of Kerry charity cycle together for a cause very close to their hearts.

Determined to celebrate two family members who had successful transplants were Edel Lehane from Gneeveguilla, Sinead Kelleher, Karina Kelleher and Karina’s daughter, Eve Moynihan, from Rathmore.

They were raising funds for the Irish Kidney Association as their families were impacted by kidney disease.

The four ladies on the road

John Paul Lehane received a kidney donated by his brother in 2018 and the four ladies are grateful to the family of the deceased donor for the kidney transplant Donal Kelleher underwent in June last year.

After crossing the finish line together, Edel Lehane, said: “We are delighted – it has been a great day”.

The charity champions at the finish line

She added: “The four of us stuck together as a team and friends all the way.  We supported each other up and down the hills and on the hardest climbs and what kept us going was thinking of how much tougher it is for all those people in organ failure and their families, so we pushed through”.

Edel acknowledged that the Irish Kidney Association has been very good to her family.

“It’s nice to be able to do this for the charity to help other families of patients like my husband John Paul and Donal,” she said.

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