Cliona’s Foundation team up with the Dieselman’s Ball

Anne Dullea-White, James Wright of Tournafulla GAA supporting the Cliona Foundation, Terry Ring and Pat White. Eamonn Walshe Dieselman's Ball Launch at Village Inn Ashford

Anne Dullea-White, James Wright of Tournafulla GAA supporting the Cliona Foundation, Terry Ring and Pat White.
Eamonn Walshe Dieselman’s Ball Launch at Village Inn Ashford

‘If you fixed it, drove it or broke it, you are welcome’ – the catchphrase of the inaugural Dieselman’s Ball to be held in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Saturday 7th November. The catchphrase was composed by Pat White of Pat White Automotive Air Conditioning, who together with John Nelligan and Ross McEnery, came up with the idea of this unique fundraising event. Together with John Noonan of Noonan Transport, Elaine White of White’s garage and Anne Dullea White, the idea grew, leading to the launch of the event in The Village Inn, Ashford on Saturday night last, 19th September.

‘We were delighted to see so many supporters donning our tee-shirt on the night, and look forward to seeing them again on 7th November’ said Pat. ‘We were especially delighted to welcome Terry Ring, co-founder of Cliona’s Foundation, the charity benefitting from the event.

Terry Ring of Cliona’s Foundation thanked Pat and his hard working Committee for choosing Cliona’s Foundation to benefit from the Dieselman’s Ball. She acknowledged that Pat and Anne were terrific supporters of the charity. Terry said that she was really looking forward to the Dieselman’s Ball, that it sounded very exciting. All profits from the launch night and the ball will be presented to the Foundation who will pass them on to a very deserving family.

Pat White assured all those present on Saturday night that you don’t have to have anything at all to do with Diesel to come and enjoy the food, fun and music at the Devon Inn on 7th November next. There will also be a monster raffle. Tickets are €30pp which gives you a fantastic 4 course meal and music is by the Michael Collins Band. Table of 10 persons is €300 and the Committee will endeavour to personalise your own table in line with your wishes. As there is keen interest in the Dieselman’s Ball, bookings are now being taken and Pat announced that already at least 13 tables of 10 have already been booked.

Cliona’s Foundation provides financial assistance to critically ill children all over Ireland. Founded in 2007 by Brendan and Terry Ring, in memory of their daughter Cliona who died of an inoperable brain tumour, Cliona’s Foundation has raised in excess of €870,000 already helping more than 230 families across Ireland. Cliona’s Foundation receives no financial state support and relies on the generosity of the public for support and to ensure its continuity

All enquiries should be made to Anne (086) 8152830 or Pat (086) 8170600 or you can email