Cyclist recovering in hospital after fall

Cyclist recovering in hospital after fall


Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015
A HSE ambulance and Irish Coast Guard responded to the incident – File Photo: © Pat Flynn 2015

A man in his 20’s is recovering in hospital after he was injured in a mountain biking accident in Co Clare.

The man was part of a group of seven that been biking on Gleninagh Mountain near Blackhead in the north of the county.

A HSE ambulance responded to the incident while the Doolin unit of the Irish Coast Guard was also requested to assist.

The Shannon based search and rescue helicopter, Rescue 115, was requested to airlift the casualty to hospital.

After being assessed by paramedics, it was decided that the cyclist could be transported to hospital by road and the helicopter was re-tasked for another operation.

The casualty was taken by ambulance to Galway University Hospital for treatment.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.