GOT MOBILITY: A company by those who understand mobility best
100% owned and run by Barry Cooke and Pat Tierney, both full-time wheelchair users.
Barry was born in Dublin but now resides in Kildare with his wife and 2 boys. All through his childhood and school days he was very active in all types of sports namely cycling and badminton.
He sustained a spinal cord injury during a cycle crash in 1989. During his time in rehab hospital he was asked to give wheelchair basketball a try as part of his rehabilitation and since then has been a consistent player on the Irish National Wheelchair basketball team along with other notable successes during the past 20 years.
Sport has played a huge part in my life and has given me the opportunity to see the world and to meet some amazing people.
Because of Barry’s involvement with disability sport and wheelchair basketball it led him into the wheelchair/mobility industry where he has worked for the last 21 years. He has seen huge developments in the wheelchair and mobility industry during this time with the development of new materials and technologies which has made the wheelchair a positive extension of the individual.
Barry’s goal is to provide the equipment and service where the focus is very much on ability and not disability.
Pat Tierney is a qualified motor mechanic, auto electrician and an aircraft technician. He has been a quality inspector on aircraft for six years and is currently in college completing (degree?) in Electronic Engineering.
Pat has taken part in sports all his life including hurling, soccer, GAA football, badminton, running and cycling.
Pat suffered a spinal chord injury during a road traffic accident in October 2000 which left him paralyzed from waist down.
Since his rehab he has played wheelchair sports which includes handcycling (half marathons), table tennis and basketball including selection on National wheelchair basketball Squad in 2007.