Firefighters gear up for Celtic Crossing Challenge

Adam Lowry, Michael Kelly, Cahal Murray, Max Joyce, Eamonn McKenna and Phil Shields get ready for the Celtic Crossing Challenge. INNT21-623CON
Adam Lowry, Michael Kelly, Cahal Murray, Max Joyce, Eamonn McKenna and Phil Shields get ready for the Celtic Crossing Challenge. INNT21-623CON

TWO Glengormley firefighters are preparing for an epic charity challenge this weekend.

Cahal Murray and Michael Kelly are part of the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Specialist Rescue Team and have been training hard for the CLIC Sargent ‘Home from Home’ appeal.

From Saturday (May 26) to Tuesday (May 29) the firefighters will undertake a mammoth test of endurance in the ‘Celtic Crossing Challenge’.

They will be climbing Ben Nevis in Scotland, cycling to the Mull of Kintyre, kayaking across the North Channel of the Irish Sea to Cushendall where they will continue their cycle to Belfast before finishing in Newcastle to climb Slieve Donard - all in the space of four days.

The ambitious venture has never ever been completed before and the team hope to raise over £20,000.

Assisting the team during the cycling stages of their challenge will be their support van drivers, local firefighters Craig Newton and Chris Hall.

To pledge a donation to support the firefighters go to www.justgiving.com/celtic-crossing-2012.