Saturday, January 30, 2016

Reminder: Fundraiser for Robbie McNamara tonight

Kilcullen Ladies GAA team ran a Cheltenham Preview Night in 2014 as a fundraiser, one of the people to give up his time to be a panelist on the night was jockey Robbie McNamara, writes Martin Murphy. He proved to be an excellent speaker on the night and also tipped up a couple of nicely priced winners to those in attendance!

Now it's Kilcullen GAA's turn to return the favour. Robbie was paralysed from the waist down in a fall at Wexford Racecourse in April 2015 and spent five months in hospital and rehabilitation. This Saturday night in the Killashee Hotel at 7.30pm, there will be a Kube Fundraiser (based on the tv show The Cube) and all monies raised will go to the Robbie McNamara Fund which enables Robbie to continue with his ongoing medical and practical requirements.

Among those taking part are AP McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Joseph O'Brien, Pat Smullen, Davy Russell, Katie Walsh, Bryan Cooper, Andrew McNamara, Conor O'Dwyer from the world of racing as well as TV presenter Hector O’hEochagain and Kildare footballer, Alan Smith. At The Races presenter, Matt Chapman will act as MC. There will also be a charity auction on the night.

Hopefully there is a big Kilcullen crowd there on the night to support a great cause! Tickets are €20.