Carol Liston-O’Connor Fund launched


Carol Liston O’Connor with her Liam and children Molly, Liam Og, Mikie, Paddy and Ellie Mai at the launch of the Carol Liston O’Connor Fund last Monday night. – Photo Eddie Guiry. – Launch of Carol Liston O’Connor Fund

The communities of Dromcollogher, Broadford and Athea will come together over the weekend of April 12th – 14th to raise €200,000 for 41-year-old Carol Liston-O’Connor who is suffering from Motor Neurone Disease. Originally from Athea, and a resident of Broadford for 15 years, Carol is married to Liam, a self-employed plumber from Broadford, and they have five children ranging from 4 to 11 years of age.
On Friday April 12th, The Liam O’Connor Show, Brian Kennedy and Susan Browne with The BYC Studio Singers will perform in The Devon Inn, Templeglantine and tickets are available in local outlets. There will also be an auction and raffle on the night, and tickets for the raffle are on sale throughout the county.
Saturday will see footballers come out of retirement for a replay of the 2003 County Final between Drom-collogher-Broadford and Athea. The game will take place in Athea at 5pm. Then on Sunday the action will move to Broadford where there will be a tractor/truck/vintage run, along with a 5km run/walk through the beautiful grounds of Springfield Castle.
More details can be found on Facebook or Instagram at ‘Fundraiser for Carol Liston O’Connor and Family’, and ‘Help Carol Liston O’Connor Fight MND’ on GoFundMe.
Any donations or prizes would be greatly app-reciated.
Further information can also be had from Marie McLoughlin 087-99 50 382, Elizabeth O’Sullivan 087-66 99 783, Mary Casey 087-41 41 157, or Lillian White 086-80 68 074.