Brave Peter’s bid in Para World Games

Upchurch Cycling Club with Peter Ryan, Michael Lowery T.D., Managing Director of Supermacs Pat McDonagh and Supermacs Thurles Franchisee John Tarpey at the presentation of funding to Paralympic Cyclist Peter Ryan. With Supermacs support Peter, who suffers from rare sight-loss condition Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), hopes to secure a place on the Irish Paralympics cycling team and compete at the International Paralympic games in Rio in 2016. Image: William O'Brien
Upperchurch Drombane man coping iwth Lebers disease

Upperchurch Drombane man coping iwth Lebers disease

Upperchurch Drombane man Peter Ryan boards a plane for Montreal on Saturday next to compete in the Road World Championship Para Games in tandem cycling, just three years after he noticed that his sight was not quite right.

Today, the former Tipperary minor hurler from 2008, has lost central vision in both eyes thanks to Lebers disease, and after a very trying time in coping with the condition and all it entails, he is trying to put his life back together.

See this weeks Tipperary Star for full story.