FOR most people getting the chance to sit anywhere they like in Thomond Park Stadium is an exciting prospect, but for Limerick man Dan Mooney, that novelty may have waned slightly.
Just after 9am yesterday Dan, 26, set off to fulfil his dream of sitting in every one of the 15,600 seats at the Limerick stadium — task number 91 on his list of 366 things to do before his next birthday.
Five hours into his goal and every chair in the east stand sat in, Dan had just one word for the task so far — “excruciating”.
“I have blisters on my hands, my ankles are aching, but it will all be worth it in the end,” he said.
Dan started Project 366 when he secured a job shortly before his friends announced their plans to travel the world.
As a way of distracting himself from the fun he would be missing out on, Dan decided he would try something new every day for a year and document his daily adventures on his online blog.
Now a quarter of the way into his project, Dan has some impressive achievements under his belt, including having run a marathon, flown a plane and learned how to breathe fire.
However, Dan says the project is about doing something new to him every day, meaning that the tasks are not necessarily unusual.
He said: “Some of my tasks have included eating sushi, sewing something and baking a cake.
“People have been suggesting that I get places waxed or pierced, but the project is about having new experiences, not being tortured.”
Dan said his mission so far has received huge support and he is looking forward to having a great sense of achievement when it is done.
Though Dan is keeping his lips tightly sealed about plans for his final overall task, he was willing to share what his next task could be. “I might try and chew a whole pack of bubble gum at once.”
*Dan’s progress can be followed at his blog theproject366things.blogspot.com
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