Patrick O’ Connor
Never one to shy from a challenge, Pat jumped at the chance to row the Atlantic… even despite having no prior rowing experience and a questionable swimming ability! However, Pat is a supreme athlete. He has had many sporting successes, not least of which was representing Ireland and receiving a bronze medal at the World Kickboxing Championships. A more recent sporting achievement of Pat’s, is the feat of cycling (590km) from Malin head to Mizen head in under 24hr for Pieta House!
Pat and Séan first met in Medical School and became close friends when they were living together in Clonmel as part of their surgical training. Pat knew the pair would get along well when Séan arrived at the house looking a little worse for wear after having skateboarded from Cork to Clonmel, a 100km journey.
When he’s not busy working long hours in our local hospitals, you’ll find him at home on his farm tending to his “other patients” – the dairy cows. You may even recognize him from TG4s’ Feirm Factor, where he was crowned Ireland’s greatest farmer!