Challenge Henry


Rory Walsh
Rory Walsh

11.43 11 Jul 2019


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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.

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Challenge #13 - Weather Man

Henry McKean's dream of being a weatherman came true on Ireland AM.

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.

Challenge #11 - Comedy

A listener emailed into ChallengeHenry@Newstalk.com and asked Henry to do stand up comedy.

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Challenge #10 - Ice Bath

Is this the toughest #ChallengeHenry yet? Henry McKean takes an ice bath.

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Challenge #9 - Bingo

Lunchtime Live sent Henry to one of the biggest bingo halls in the country, Jack Pott’s Bingo in Crumlin Dublin.

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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.

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Challenge #7 - Boxing with Olympic champions.

Henry gets in the ring with Irish Olympic Boxing Champions, Kenneth Egan, Michael Carruth and John Joe Nevin.

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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?

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Challenge #5 - Dog Grooming

Henry heads to Pet Mania in Santry, Dublin, to sponge and shave dogs for the day.

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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.

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Challenge #3 - Riverdance

"Riverdance was the hardest #ChallengeHenry yet"

Henry takes part in the Riverdanceathon in aid of Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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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.

Henry tells Ivan all about his trip to Mondello, listen below:

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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.

Challenge Henry - Oliver Dingley Ireland's Oliver Dingley

But did Henry manage to jump off?

Listen Back to the full podcast to find out:

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Watch how Henry's attempt went down:


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