Fundraising drive for bereaved Clane family

Events in Clane and Templetuohy

Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara


Fundraising drive for bereaved Clane family

Kevin’s wife, Laurena and their children, Callum (8) and Layla-Jane (5) with Niall Quinn and Noel McGrath. Pic: Marc O’Sullivan

Retired soccer star Niall Quinn, Tipperary hurler Noel McGrath and jockey Mark Walsh have come together  to launch a fundraising drive for a recently bereaved young family.

The Fogarty family – originally from Co. Tipperary but living in Clane – lost husband and father Kevin just before Christmas when he died suddenly while on a family holiday in the UK.

A month before he died Kevin married his long term partner Laurena Meagher. The couple had been together since they were teenagers and have two children  Callum (8) and Layla-Jane (5).

The Kevin Fogarty Home2Home Run will see six of his closest friends run from Templetuohy in Co. Tipperary to Clane on Saturday June 3 – a distance of 125kms. There will also be a 5 km family fun run in Templetuohy at 8am on June 3 and another in Clane starting at Scoil Phadraig and running to Clane United FC, starting at 3.30pm. A social event is planned for Clane GAA Club at 8pm on June 3 also.

Tickets to support the Home2Home Run are on sale at €25 or donations can be made through the campaign’s GoFundMe page. Further info on

All money raised will go directly to support Kevin’s family.