May is upon us, and and as the summer begins, hurlers up and down the country are in training ahead of championship, working that bit harder to get things right.
However, that’s not the case for three Waterford lads. Daragh Grace, Seán Cheasty and Chris Breheny aren’t just going the extra mile, they’re going the extra 2,500 miles.
The three friends hurled together at underage in a combined team of Butlerstown/Dunhill/Fenor with great underage success.
Daragh and Chris now both play for Butlerstown and were part of the team that won promotion from Junior to Intermediate three years ago. Chris has since moved to London but flies over and back for matches while training away in London.
Seán plays for Fenor, who won their first ever hurling county title last year, at Junior level. Seán won the free to draw the match level before throwing over the winner right at the death.
The trio have decided to embark on a cycle across Europe this summer in aid of three charities; Pieta House, Irish Cancer Society, and Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.
Embarking from Istanbul and pedalling all the way back home to Tramore is a big ask, but with such a worthy cause behind them, they will be more than up to the task.
The sooner they get home, the sooner they can get back hurling in Waterford!