Shefflin and Daly in tandem for once

Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin and Dubs manager Anthony Daly put aside their rivalry ahead of next weekend’s showdown between Dublin and Kilkenny for the launch of the Jack and Jill Dublin to Kilkenny Cycle taking place on September 15.

Kilkenny hurler Henry Shefflin and Dubs manager Anthony Daly put aside their rivalry ahead of next weekend’s showdown between Dublin and Kilkenny for the launch of the Jack and Jill Dublin to Kilkenny Cycle taking place on September 15.

The pair were joined by Jack and Jill’s Dublin nurse Caroline Thomas, who is one of 11 liaison nurses supporting 293 severely disabled children with home nursing care nationwide. This is the first year for the Jack and Jill cycle, which invites novice and experienced cyclists to join in the fun and the fundraising on this 120-kilometre journey.

Participants, who must be over 18 years of age, are asked to raise a minimum of €500, €150 of which covers their overnight stay and dinner, lunch en route and return bus to Dublin the next day plus other goodies.

The event is organised on Jack and Jill’s behalf by cycling tour company Cycle Safaris, and those interested should see www.jackandjill.ie for the full training schedule and registration details.