RICHARD AND TOM ON THE GLORY TRAIL IN BEIJING
Richard Whealey (Fermoy) and Tom Leahy (Ballyhooly) carry local hopes in the forthcoming Paralympics in Beijing.
Richard competes in the sailing event while Tom is taking part in the Boccia discipline (a type of bowls). Both men are already in China having departed last week.
Richard is a relative newcomer to sailing and has made spectacular progress in recent times, he trains regularly in Kinsale and came through a tough series of qualifiers to book his Olympic place.
‘Tough’ is Tom Leahy’s middle name and the veteran of so many big championships seems to have lost none of his competitive edge.
A man who has managed to roll back the years Tom has been a fantastic ambassador for Ballyhooly and Ireland over the years.
Thursday 28th August 6:43pm