Limerick Live – February 2021

“EVERYBODY is looking forward to February being over but especially two chilled-out Limerick lads.

Mike Ryan, from Castletroy, and Jack Henchy, Ballyneety, are taking part in Freezbrury. The challenge was created by former professional rugby player turned adventurer, Damien Browne.

Mike explains that from February 1 to February 28 they have to get into the sea every day, adding a minute each day. Therefore, day one equals one minute, day two is two minutes, all the way to day 28, which will be a whopping 28 minutes.

Mike said Freezbrury is more popular in Galway and Dublin where they are both students in UCD.

“We had two other friends up here who were doing it for Crumlin. I was kind of pushing it, trying to get Jack involved. We went out for a few dips and I convinced him,” said Mike.

The former Castletroy College and Crescent Comprehensive students have taken to it like ducks to water.

“We are both final year students and it’s probably going to be a long old month. We needed some sort of challenge to get us through the month and then we thought we’d do something for charity. 

“Being a Castletroy man, I thought it would be nice to do something for a charity back in Limerick, and obviously thought of Milford. It was the first one that came to mind,” said Mike, who is studying Commerce while Jack is doing Landscape Architecture.”