Stars line up for hospice fundraiser

At Killarney Racecourse for the launch of the charity race day were, from left, Colm Cooper, Joe Hennebry, Kerry Hospice, Mike McCarthy, fundraising committee chairman, Donal Sheahan, Megan Daly Tyrrell, marketing manager, Killarney Racecourse and Darran O’Sullivan.
Picture: Mary Susan MacMonagle

A GALAXY of sports stars will attend a special fundraising event at the Killarney Festival of Racing on Wednesday, August 21 with all proceeds going to the Kerry Hospice Palliative Care Unit.

Special guest: Mick O’Dwyer

Amongst those gathering on the day will be jockeys Barry Geraghty and Pat Smullen, Kerry GAA legends Colm Cooper, Kieran Donaghy, Tomás and Darragh Ó Sé and Darran O’Sullivan and, from across the county bounds, Billy Morgan, Colman Corrigan, Dinny Allen and Stephen O’Brien.

The special guest will be Kerry legend and the GAA’s most successful manager of all time, Mick O’Dwyer, while RTÉ racing presenter Brian Gleeson will host the event.

The fundraising afternoon will include track-side dining and premium hospitality in the main suite overlooking the most scenic race courses in Ireland. There will also be a number of sporting panels, expert racing tips, an auction and a charity raffle with seven races at the track on th3 day.

“It promises to be a fantastic afternoon with all the proceeds going to Kerry Hospice Palliative Care who do so much great work every day,” said Mike McCarthy from Milltown who is chairman of the organising committee.

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