Video: Paul Kimmage steps out of sports world for TV news special

Posted on: March 21st, 2017

Video: Paul Kimmage steps out of sports world for TV news special

Video: Paul Kimmage steps out of sports world for TV news special

Paul Kimmage with his father Christy. His dad’s sudden death informs and inspires a special news report.

 

He is well known in the cycling world as a tireless campaigner against doping.

And he has built a career in Irish journalism as a forensic interviewer of many of sport’s biggest names.

But for his latest report Paul Kimmage has jumped from the sports world into social affairs; end of life care to be precise.

Kimmage’s father Christy was also a champion cyclist. He died suddenly in the garden of his home two years ago.

 

Video: Paul Kimmage steps out of sports world for TV news special

Video: Paul Kimmage steps out of sports world for TV news special

Top, Christy Kimmage in his pomp. Above, Paul Kimmage and daughter Evelyn getting the miles in in sunny Dublin.

 

Last night on RTE 1’s Claire Byrne Live TV show Kimmage presented a report.

The show reserves a slot for well known people to research and report on subjects they are not usually associated with. You can view Kimmage’s offering below.

He’s currently preparing for an Irish Hospice Foundation week-long sportive in Portugal to raise money for the organisation.

The former pro rider will be joined on the event by daughter Evelyn Kimmage. They are taking on 600km from Porto to Lisbon for the foundation’s ‘Nurses for Night Care’ service.

Evelyn Kimmage works as a physiotherapist, often rehabilitating patients aged 65 years and older who are returning home after an acute hospital stay.

Her perspective is also included in the footage below, bringing three generations of Kimmages into the insightful package.

 

 

 

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