Stephen Cluskey Gives Rugby Stars A Wheelchair Challenge

Stephen Cluskey of will give a number of Irish rugby stars a challenge they won’t forget. The social entrepreneur who campaigns for better travel access for people with disabilities will feature in a programme he developed and which will be aired on TV3 this Friday night October 9th at 10.30pm. Bluebird Care are a proud supporter of


Rugby’s Wheelchair Challenge asks some of Ireland’s top rugby players to sit into a wheelchair and experience first hand the everyday experiences, frustrations and challenges of being physically disabled in Ireland. Four rugby heroes will be asked to make their way from Dublin’s Aviva Stadium to Limerick’s Thomond Park while in a wheelchair. Irish vice captain Jamie Heaslip, Munster’s full back Felix Jones and former Ireland legends Shane Byrne and David Wallace attempt to use buses, trains and taxis – as well as pure muscle – to journey on a road less travelled.

What will happen when these elite athletes are stripped of their physical prowess and challenged to experience the sobering reality of those who live in a wheelchair every single day?

Big thanks to Loosehorse Productions for putting together a brilliant show.

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