Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh to be guest at fundraising ceilí in Clane

Clane GAA

Henry Bauress henry.bauress@leinsterleader.ie

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Henry Bauress henry.bauress@leinsterleader.ie

Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh to be guest at fundraising ceilí in Clane

Broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh

A special fund raising ceili will be held in Clane GAA on Saturday next March 19 to raise fund for St Brigid’s Hospice and Homecare Services and Breast Cancer Research.

The chief organisers are Eamonn Ó Muircheartaigh and Fiona McCormack.

Maynooth based Eamonn runs a sport medicine clinic in Maynooth and has treated many of the Kildare players in the past under Mick O’Dwyer’s management.

A special guest on the night will be Eamonn’s father, broadcaster, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh.

Eamon told the Leader his chosen charity is NUI Galway based Breast Cancer Research unit. He has been fundraising for this for five years now through The Rás cycle race project.

Fiona told the Leader Eamonn asked him to organise the Ceili with him.

She has been set dancing for three years now. “I thoroughly enjoy it as it’s great form of exercise. It’s great fun and very social. I have made wonderful friends through it,” she said.

She is on the Clane local support group committee of the friends of St Brigid’s Hospice and Homecare services. The group is celebrating 25 years in existence this year.

The ceili takes place on Saturday, March 19, at Clane GAA club at 9pm.

Music will be by Rise the Dust Ceili Band. “They are fantastic,” she said.

Fiona said they are honoured to have Mícheál O Muircheartaigh as our special guest on the night.

Admission is €10 and a raffle will be held.

Everyone is welcome, said Fiona.