Tipp and Limerick Legends Support The Alzheimer Society

Dear Reader

 

On September 7th to celebrate World Alzheimer’s Month, The Alzheimer Society of Ireland will host a Legends Hurling Game between Tipperary & Limerick. The game will take place in Nenagh Eire Og grounds at 5pm.

 

Some of the players lining out include:

 

Tipperary – Brendan Cummins, Michael Ryan, Colm Bonnar, Eddie Tucker, Michael Cleary, Declan O Meara, Kevin Tucker, Brian Gaynor

Limerick – Joe Quaid, Ciaran Carey, John Kiely, Willie Walsh, Mike Nash, Garry Kirby, John Quaid,Gerry Quaid ,TJ Ryan

 

 

The 1996 Munster finalists from Tipperary Gaa v LimerickGAA will meet once again when the legends from both teams come together to support The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and people living with dementia in Ireland. Tickets on sale now – https://bit.ly/2YWeQKd
Please support this event.

 

all funds raised will go towards supporting services in the Munster region.

Kind regards

Mairéad Dillon

Head of Fundraising 

Alzheimer Society of Ireland, Temple Road, Blackrock, Co. Dublin 

DD: 00 353 1 207 3816      

Mob: 00 353 086 777 1986

About this Event

Two leading Munster dementia advocates, Kevin Quaid and Kathy Ryan, who both have a dementia diagnosis, have called on the public to rally behind a Tipperary v Limerick legends hurling match in aid of The Alzheimer Society of Ireland as they launched the fundraising initiative at Semple Stadium.

The fundraising drive, which will see legends from the Munster titans face-off to raise vital funds and much-needed public awareness of dementia, will be held during World Alzheimer’s Month 2019 on Saturday, September 7th at Nenagh Éire Óg grounds (5.00pm Throw-In).

Tickets for the event can be purchased for €15.00 for adults with kids going free with all the money raised going towards providing community services and advocacy supports in the Munster area and beyond.

Hurling legends such as Joe Quaid and Ciaran Carey have signed up already.

Kevin Quaid, who is originally from Broadford in Co Limerick but now living in Kanturk, Co Cork, was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in 2017 aged just 57, is an avid GAA fan and speaks about the fighting spirit of the Limerick hurling team and the fact they never gave up. He brings that same spirit to his life with dementia and has written a book called ‘Lewy Body Dementia, Survival and Me’.

Kathy Ryan was diagnosed with Younger Onset Alzheimer’s in January 2014 at the age of 53 and is a mother to two boys and lives in Cashel, Co Tipperary. Kathy got involved in advocacy work because she wants to break down the stigma of dementia and last September she completed part of the Camino to raise funds for The ASI.

This fundraising initiative was the brain child of the dynamic duo, Kevin and Kathy, over a cup of tea when they were discussing ways to give something back to The ASI after everything the charity had done for them – so the inaugural ‘Kevin Quaid and Kathy Ryan Legends Cup’ was created which will bring Tipperary and Limerick hurling legends of yesteryear together to battle it out for the prize come September.

 

 

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