On a wing and a prayer… Here’s a look at how Jailbreak 14 panned out 8 years ago

On a wing and a prayer… Here’s a look at how Jailbreak 14 panned out

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Seventy-five teams from four Irish universities competed in this year’s Jailbreak 14 competition. So here’s a look at how some of the teams got on…

One hundred and fifty students from four of Ireland’s biggest universities, UCD, NUIG, UCC and Trinity College competed in this year’s Jailbreak 14, which saw the hopeful travellers trying to get as far away from their starting point as possible in just 36 hours. And they weren’t allowed to spend any of their own money…

Jailbreak 2014 was officially launched in the Great Hall in Kilmainham Gaol, Europe’s largest abandoned jail, on Saturday 22nd February at 9am. Seeing as Jailbreak is a national event, the participants were allowed to choose to start from Kilmainham Gaol, Cork Gaol or Eyre Square.

The winning team came from Trinity College Dublin as two students, Kyryll and Salim, managed to trek 17,233km from their starting point in Dublin to Sydney in Australia. The Trinity pair raised €336 for Amnesty International and St. Vincent De Paul during their 36-hour marathon and overall, Jailbreak 14 rose €33,987 for the two charities.

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Here’s a look at how the four colleges got on over the course of the event (make sure to check out the Jailbreak 14 website for more) and we’ve also added in Kyryll and Salim’s application video, which was posted on YouTube this time last month…

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Pic via Jailbreak 14 - Facebook

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