What do you want to Challenge Henry to do?
It’s time to Challenge Henry
Suggestions so far include eating the biggest breakfast in the country, delivering a newborn farm animal, and being shot out of a canon.
You can email us your suggestions to ChallengeHenry@Newstalk.com. The more outrageous the suggestion the better!
Challenge #14 - Abseiling
Henry McKean tries to overcome his fear of heights by abseiling off the roof of Thomond Park.
— Henry McKean (@HenryMcKean) July 12, 2019
Challenge #13 - Weather Man
Henry McKean's dream of being a weatherman came true on Ireland AM.
— Gearoid Farrelly (@gearoidfarrelly) July 11, 2019
Challenge #12 - Aerobatic pilot
Henry experienced an aerobatic formation flight complete with loops, barrel rolls and half clovers with the Irish Air Corps in the skies above Co. Kildare, followed by a fly-past above Dublin City and the River Liffey at just 1,000 feet.
— Henry McKean (@HenryMcKean) July 11, 2019
Challenge #11 - Comedy
A listener emailed into ChallengeHenry@Newstalk.com and asked Henry to do stand up comedy.
Challenge #10 - Ice Bath
Is this the toughest #ChallengeHenry yet? Henry McKean takes an ice bath.
— Henry McKean (@HenryMcKean) July 5, 2019
Challenge #9 - Bingo
Lunchtime Live sent Henry to one of the biggest bingo halls in the country, Jack Pott’s Bingo in Crumlin Dublin.
— Henry McKean (@HenryMcKean) July 3, 2019
Challenge #8 - Roller Derby.
Henry put on his roller skates and took to the track in Inchicore Dublin to find out about a new growing sport, roller derby.
— Lady Valdemort 💀🐍 (@ValyWanKenobi) July 1, 2019
Challenge #7 - Boxing with Olympic champions.
Henry gets in the ring with Irish Olympic Boxing Champions, Kenneth Egan, Michael Carruth and John Joe Nevin.
— Sean Ui Conchubhair OLY (@seanui) June 28, 2019
Challenge #6 - Can Henry turn the Healy Raes electric?
Henry persuades the Healy Raes to go on a Kerry road trip in an all-electric vehicle. Will it take off in Co Kerry?
Join me for #ChallengeHenry on a road trip around Kerry to see if the Healy Raes will go electric 🚙. @NewstalkFM @PatKennyNT this morning. @renaultireland @Jackie_HealyRae @MHealyRae pic.twitter.com/uD8ZLfuotC
— Henry McKean (@HenryMcKean) June 26, 2019
Challenge #5 - Dog Grooming
Henry heads to Pet Mania in Santry, Dublin, to sponge and shave dogs for the day.
— Petmania (@PetmaniaIreland) June 24, 2019
Challenge #4 - Tour Guide
Henry makes a splash in the city.
One of the Challenge Henry requests was to become a tour guide, so Newstalk Breakfast made Henry join the Viking Splash crew.
— Newstalk (@NewstalkFM) June 21, 2019
Challenge #3 - Riverdance
"Riverdance was the hardest #ChallengeHenry yet"
Henry takes part in the Riverdanceathon in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.
— Newstalk (@NewstalkFM) June 19, 2019
Challenge #2 - Racing
For his second challenge, Henry was asked to drive around Mondello Park in under a minute.
Henry attempts to beat the clock in a green Formula One-style car.
It was great to have the @NewstalkFM team in last week for their #ChallengeHenry series. Henry took on our Motor Racing Experience and set a time of 1m14s in our Formula Sheane car.
If you fancy the challenge of beating Henry's time follow the link 🏎️https://t.co/tVwC6ojhjT pic.twitter.com/AZfcnNmQEk
— Mondello Park (@Mondello_Park) June 18, 2019
Henry tells Ivan all about his trip to Mondello, listen below:
Challenge #1 - The Diving Board
For his first challenge, Henry was asked to dive off a 10-metre diving board into an Olympic swimming pool.
Oliver Dingley, who represented Ireland in the three-metre springboard final at the Rio Olympics in 2016, helps guide Henry to the top of the diving platform.
But did Henry manage to jump off?
Listen Back to the full podcast to find out:
Watch how Henry's attempt went down: