« BackPlans to erect statue to the south Kerry Iron Man

Plans are underway to erect a statue to one of Kerry’s most colourful sportsmen.

Mick Murphy Iron Man

Mick Murphy known as “Iron Mike” from Caherciveen won the Rás Tailteann in 1958.

Mick was famous for his sporting achievements and his simple lifestyle which included drinking cow’s blood in preparation for races.

This weekend marks one year since his death and tomorrow a cycle race will take place to raise funds for a statue to honour “the Iron Man”.

Motorists are advised to expect cyclists on the roads around Caherciveen, Waterville, Ballinskelligs and Portmagee.

Mike Greaney is one of those organising the event: