A new bike for brave Philip Walsh from Monasterevin

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A new bike for brave Philip Walsh from Monasterevin

Philip pictured at McLoughlin Cycles Newbridge, Wednesday, September 13, with Dave Maher of the Bellyard Pub, Monasterevin, Willie Crabbe, Marcin Kaminski, Gda Shane Monaghan

Brave Philip Walsh from Monasterevin  was given a new bicycle on Wednesday from the proceeds of the recent Philip Walsh Charity Cycle in Monasterevin. 

The rally, which was organised by David Maher from the Bellyard, funded the new bike for young Philip (14) who suffered head injuries after he was knocked off his bike over three months ago.

He told local gardai that he wants a new bike so he can get back out cycling again so the rally was organised to raise funds for Philip and his new bike.

Philip, who was described as a fighter, even managed to leave Beaumont Hospital, where he was being treated in time to attend the  rally and cut the ribbon on Sunday, August 27 last.

Willie Crabbe of the Monasterevin Horse and Pony Club also presented a cheque for €10,000, the proceeds of the recent Philip Walsh Charity Cycle in Monasterevin, to Philip’s mum Colette Walsh.

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