Star pops into Lodge

FRESH from his success of winning the 2011 ICA celebrity boot camp, former Irish International rugby prop Peter Clohessy paid a visit to Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian Centre the very next morning.

FRESH from his success of winning the 2011 ICA celebrity boot camp, former Irish International rugby prop Peter Clohessy paid a visit to Ravensdale Lodge Equestrian Centre the very next morning.

Clohessy (pictured with Niall Connolly and Loesje Jacob) travelled from An Grianan, the ICA’s headquarters in Termonfeckin to Ravensdale Lodge to see his hunting horse “Ben” being worked on by Loesje Jacob of Full Circle.

The hunting horse was being worked on in a Linking Awareness Workshop, which was taking part at the North Louth venue over the weekend.

Clohessy was capped 54 times for Ireland and played over 100 times in the famous red jersey of Munster in a successful career which spanned nearly 25 years.

He retired from professional rugby in 2002. Looking for something to fill the gap after his retirement and provide him with an adrenalin rush, Clohessy took to the hunting field where he and “Ben” can be seen regularly with the Scarteen hunt in Limerick.

When asked to take part in this year’s celebrity boot camp which was televised weekly on RTE, Clohessy had no hesitation in taking on the challenge for his chosen charity Aware, which supports people suffering from depression.

He was a favourite up to the very end with the voting public. Narrowly beating the very popular Jessica Kurten to the top spot, Clohessy got an added bonus when he visited Ravensdale Lodge as the Centre’s fee for the two-day clinic was donated to his chosen charity Aware.