4th December, 2019HLB Sheehan Quinn has today announced its support of Irish paratriathlete Donnacha McCarthy.

Pictured (L - R) is HLB Sheehan Quinn Managing Partner Mark Butler, with Donnacha McCarthy and Donnacha's coach Eamonn Tilley - Picture: Mark Harrison.

Donnacha, who recently collected the 2019 Para-athlete of the year award at Triathlon Ireland’s 2019 Awards ceremony, will wear the HLB Sheehan Quinn logo on his tri-suit at all upcoming events in 2020, as he bids to claim his place in Tokyo next summer.

The west-Cork native, who is visually-impaired, has been competing in PTVI events since 2017 and has previously won back-to-back Paratriathlon National Titles (2018 & 2019) as well as claiming third place in the World Paratriathlon Cup in 2018.

Donnacha’s focus for 2019 has largely been centred on his intensive training regime as he hopes to build on his impressive form of the past two years to qualify for the 2020 Paralympic Games which will be held in Tokyo next August.

HLB Sheehan Quinn has strived to help its clients achieve their goals since 1976 by providing a service that is based on trust, commitment and collaboration. Similarly, Donnacha’s field requires an enormous amount of skill and understanding between athlete and guide throughout, making the sponsorship a natural fit for athlete and sponsor.

Managing Partner at HLB Sheehan Quinn, Mark Butler said: “Donnacha has already proven his quality as an athlete and his determination to push himself to reach the next level can be an inspiration to us all.”

“We’re delighted to support his journey over the next 18 months and proud to see the HLB Sheehan Quinn name on his chest as he aims to wear his country’s colours on the international stage.”

Donnacha McCarthy said: “As a paratriathlete who trains and competes with a guide, I fully understand the value of partnership and how important it is for those who wish to reach their ambitions. HLB Sheehan Quinn is a company that embodies that spirit, and I am delighted to represent the team in my events over the coming months.

I’d like to thank Mark and everyone at HLB Sheehan Quinn for their support and look forward to working with them all over the course of the year ahead.”

ENDS

For more information, please contact:

Seán O’Brien, HLB Sheehan Quinn

sobrien@hlbsq.ie / +353 1 291 5265

About HLB Sheehan Quinn

HLB Sheehan Quinn is a leading advisory & accounting firm working with ambitious domestic and overseas businesses in Ireland.

Its services and specialist sector focus enables its people to assist clients to improve business performance, minimise taxes and plan for the future.

Based in Dublin, the firm was formed in 1976 and continues to grow its client base, services and sector specialists. Earlier this year, HLB Sheehan Quinn expanded its operation by merging with Conlon Crotty Murray & Co a respected chartered accountancy firm.

HLB Global is a network of independent global advisory and accounting firms. Through the power of 27,485 professionals across 153 countries, HLB Sheehan Quinn combines local expertise and global capabilities to service client needs. In Europe, HLB is a top 10 ranked network.

About Donnacha McCarthy

Donnacha lost his sight at the age of 10, following a battle with leukaemia. Despite his disability, Donnacha remained extremely active throughout his childhood, retaining a keen interest in Football in particular. He went on to represent his country twice playing Blind Football, before committing more time to running.

Donnacha’s guide/mentor Dave Tilly introduced him to triathlon having been impressed by his excellent running form. Donnacha then went from learning how to swim for the first time to completing his first open international Triathlon in Rotterdam 2017.

Since then he has compiled an impressive record of performances, claiming numerous podium finishes at National level along the way. With the help of his dedicated triathlon coach Eamonn Tilley and guides Bryan McCrystal, Eoin Lyons, Stephan Teeling-Lynch and Marcin Mizgajski, Donnacha is now preparing to achieve the ultimate goal for any Para-athlete, by representing his country on the global stage.

He is originally from Drimoleague, Co. Cork and now lives and works in Dublin.