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Top hurler Seán Óg Ó hAilpín launches trip of a lifetime to Nepal

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Famous Cork Hurler and Football All Star, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, (centre) is pictured with the Clonakilty-based just-one charity committee (from left) Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, (PRO); Angela O' Brien, (Vice Chair); Anthony O' Donovan; Declan Murphy, (founder of just-one); Kieran Casey, (Chairperson); Eithne Harte, (Secretary) and Colin Sutton, (Treasurer).  Photo by Édaín Ní Dhomhnaill
Famous Cork Hurler and Football All Star, Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, (centre) is pictured with the Clonakilty-based just-one charity committee (from left) Cionnaith Ó Súilleabháin, (PRO); Angela O' Brien, (Vice Chair); Anthony O' Donovan; Declan Murphy, (founder of just-one); Kieran Casey, (Chairperson); Eithne Harte, (Secretary) and Colin Sutton, (Treasurer). Photo by Édaín Ní Dhomhnaill

One of Ireland’s most famous sports stars has thrown his support behind a charity founded by a Clonakilty man that provides education for disadvantaged, homeless and street children in Nepal.

Former Cork dual star Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, who launched the ‘just-one’ Trek to Nepal in Clonakilty, encouraged people to support the trip, which takes place next November 5 - 18.

The just-one charity, founded by local man Declan Murphy 10 years ago, is inviting hill-walkers and trekkers to take up the opportunity.

A group of up to 18 Irish people will travel to the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.

For over a decade, just-one has been helping some of the poorest children in Kathmandu to access educational opportunities they would otherwise never have a chance to avail of.

Now just-one has secured the entire trip at a cost of just over €1,100 (including return flights, accommodation and trek) for the 14-day adventure that will take in a trek through the nearby Himalayas.

To avail of this trip of a lifetime, each participant is being asked to raise a minimum of €1,500.

Declan Murphy, a qualified teacher and the founder of just-one, thanked Seán Óg for said: “I thank everyone in advance for their support for just-one’s work, which really makes a positive difference to some of the most impoverished and disadvantaged children in the world.”

Places are limited to the first 18 people signed-up, with four spots already gone. 

Make contact by e-mailing [email protected] or calling 087-7642465. Check out www.just-one.org and the just-one Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates.