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Local man set to complete Ironman in Germany to raise funds for school’s new pitch

James Ryan St Colman's Fundraiser

A well-known Laois man is set to take on a gruelling Ironman challenge in Frankfurt this Saturday in aid of a very good cause.

James Ryan from Vicarstown will compete in aid of St Colman’s National School in Stradbally.

The funds raised will go towards their new pitch development which is under construction.

A massive fundraising effort in 2020 saw over €100,000 pour in, to develop the pitch and sporting facilities for the school and wider community of Stradbally.

In May of last year, planning permission for the development was granted and construction is underway.

James has been training for nearly two years for this event with specific training since October to be able to complete all three events.

The Ironman will involve a 3.9km (2.4miles) Swim, a 180km (112miles) Cycle and a 42km (26.2miles) run all on the same day.

Any support is welcomed by James and everyone at St Colman’s National School.

Anyone wishing to donate can do so below:

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