Caherciveen man Mick Murphy known as “The Iron Man” has passed away.
The 82 year old from Sugreine, Caherciveen won the 1958 Rás Tailteann, a cycle race around Ireland – one of the great Irish sporting achievements.
After winning the 1958 Rás, Mick returned to Kerry to work in local quarry, breaking stones with a crowbar and sledge hammer.
All the while, the Iron Man was completing daily training routines of 100-mile cycles.
Aged just 27 years, Mick Murphy retired and took the boat to England where he worked as a builder, road maker, a carnival act, boxer and a wrestler.
Here is the late Mick Murphy speaking to Weeshie Fogarty in 2010: