Sean wants others to join his team

Sean Byrnes with Mayor James Collins.
Sean Byrnes with Mayor James Collins.

THE ACHIEVEMENTS of a 14-year old Pallasgreen wheelchair user were celebrated this week when he was invited to meet Mayor James Collins.

Sean Byrnes, a native of Caherconreafy,  was accompanied by his parents Fiona, John as well as Roger Corcoran Vice Principal of Scoil Na Tríonóide Naofa in Doon, where Sean is a student.

Also in the party was Sean’s youngest supporter, Ben Hickey who completed his 11th Great Limerick Run and raised €140.00 to support Sean’s vision to establish a Hand Trike club to share the positive experience he has had in the past five years.

Sean was recently selected as a winner at the inaugural Garda National Youth Awards in the Special Achievement category.

He now wants to encourage others with disabilities and challenges “to get up and try something new,  be adventurous and have fun”.

Each Trike costs €1500 to €2000 and his aim is to purchase five Hand Trikes to get the club in motion. The fundraiser has gone live on

Readers can check out Sean in action on his YouTube channel search (Sean Byrnes ATAP) in the Regeneron Great Limerick Run at