Limerick supporter runs 200km from Caherdavin to Croke Park ahead of All-Ireland Final 4 years ago

Limerick supporter runs 200km from Caherdavin to Croke Park ahead of All-Ireland Final

Up for the match!

A Limerick supporter has, along with the rest of his county, taken to the N7 and travelled across the country to see the Treaty County take on the Tribesmen at Sunday's All-Ireland Final.


However, this particular punter has put a little more effort into the journey than just purchasing petrol, as he travelled from West Limerick to North Dublin by foot.

Limerick AC member Thomas Shanahan from Caherdavin completed the 200km run just in time, despite only deciding on Thursday that he was going to partake in the mammoth task.

Shanahan set off from Limerick at 2pm on Thursday from his club, hoping to pick up a ticket for Sunday's final along the way.

He then ran to Nenagh where he stayed overnight, continuing on to Portlaise on Friday.


On Saturday morning, Shanahan ran the final leg of his journey, from Portlaoise to Croke Park, an astonishing distance of 100km.

His friend Mark Guerin took to Facebook to share his story.

"My dear friend, Thomas Shanahan, has just completed his 200km run from the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick to Croke Park in Dublin," the post reads.


"This is an amazing accomplishment by Thomas considering he only decided to take on this massive challenge last Thursday morning."

Guerin continued to say that his athletic friend managed to pull it out of the bag and claim a ticket as his own, after all this.

"The good news – Thomas has secured a ticket for the All-Ireland final tomorrow, we all hope it’s a standing ticket and not for the terrace, but knowing Thomas this won't be any problem whatsoever!

"Hopefully, the Limerick Hurlers will cap off this great weekend with a win (no pressure lads!)"


Incredible stuff.

This isn't the first time Shanahan has gone all out in his athleticism. As it happens, he is a very well-respected athlete in marathon circles.

The Caherdavin native boasts a number sensational achievements when it comes to running - including having 52 marathons under his belt, as well as completing 20 of them in 1o days.

Not sure about you, but we think that deserves a standing ticket.