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Motor Neurone Golf Classic raises €90,000 for MND research

Motor Neurone Golf Classic raised €90,000. Proud Pat above presenting his fundraising check. 

Motor Neurone Golf Classic raises €90,000 for MND research

In the face of adversity brought about by the Motor Neurone Disease (MND) diagnosis in August, 2018, Pat Fogarty (56) from Herbertstown, Co. Limerick, decided to do everything in his power to help expedite MND research into this so far incurable disease. 

Over a two day Motor Neurone Golf Classic in the beautiful Dromoland Hotel Golf Resort in September, he has raised €90,000 for MND research.  This money will help ensure Irish people diagnosed with MND, get the opportunity of partaking in a clinical trial for a cure or treatment.

The dynamic Davy Fitz was on hand both days of the Motor Neurone Golf Classic to support and encourage and said of Pat and his success with this event, “It’s a mark of the man to be able to inspire so many people to give so generously at this time.  90 teams playing and 90k raised for Research Motor Neurone is an outstanding achievement in any field.”

Pat attracted a host of beloved personalities and sports legends (too many to mention) to support this Golf Classic and make it an outing to remember.  But he is at pains to point out “I could not have achieved this without the incredible support of my family, the hardworking committee, my neighbours and friends in Herbertstown, my colleagues in Dell, the many celebrities and personalities who gave their time, Eamonn O Donnell and his very professional team at Dromoland Golf Club and the hundreds who donated, supported or played over the 2 days. A special word of thanks to Dell Technologies, Duggan Systems, Lyons of Limerick, Cube Printing, Foxconn and Multi for their considerable generosity.”

Funds raised will go directly to research and will benefit the participation of the Irish patients in TRICALS.

Committee:  Gary Kelly.  Mark Kelly.  Monica Bonar.  Ger Fogarty.  Breda Fogarty.  Marguerite Curran.  Ger Curran.  Roy Taylor.  Terence Taylor.  Elaine Gennery.  Pat Fogarty.


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