Sean, Liam and Marie Herlihy and Tom, Clare and Liam Scanlan presenting a cheque (the proceeds of the CRY events in Monagea on the May bank holiday weekend) to Marie and Michael Greene (CRY).
George Daly CRY Cheque PResentation at Monagea

Last Friday night in Monagea hall, members of the Herlihy and O’Donovan Scanlan families presented a cheque for €18280 to Michael and Marie Greene and Tommy Fegan from CRY IRELAND. The funds raised from the event will go directly into the centre. The centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP), provides evaluation and treatment for at risk individuals and families. This centre opened in November 2008 and currently operates from Tallaght Hospital. This is a free heart screening service which is available to everyone throughout Ireland. The service does not receive any direct government funding and is currently almost entirely run as a result of charitable donations and fundraising efforts of CRY Ireland and their supporters. The centre was developed by Dr. David Mulcahy, Professor Ian Graham and their colleagues in Tallaght Hospital. The two co-directors of the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk are Dr Deirdre Ward in Tallaght Hospital and Dr Ross Murphy in St James’ Hospital. Both cardiologists have a special interest in the area of inherited cardiac disease and spent several years with Professor William McKenna and his team in London who are world-recognised experts in this field. Since September 2008, under the direction of Dr Deirdre Ward, and administrator, a cardiac technician and a specialist nurse have been working full-time at the centre.
Friday night’s presentation was as a result of a wonderful day’s events back in May and also donations from others from events during the year. We thank everyone for their contribution big or small. Every May bank holiday Saturday the quiet parish of Monagea bursts into life, a team of people come together from the community and beyond to welcome people to take part in a walk/run or cycle. The walk run is marked out for us by Mr Tom Brouder of Newcastle West AC. The cycle which offers four routes is carefully planned and marshalled by Desmond Sportive CC. All three events would not be possible without the help we receive from the clubs involved so a big thank you.
Days like this would not be possible without the help and support of so many people, donations of food from businesses and beautiful baking from locals, water from Ballygowan, Tournafulla hall, DJ Robert Sexton, parking facilities and the loan of various equipment makes the day what it is, the stewards who follow the road events and as always the team at Monagea Hall who keep everything ticking over like clockwork. A huge thank you to all. A mention also to the photographers who come to capture some memories and to the Weekly Observer for their coverage, it is very much appreciated. We would also like to thank the Red Cross and Gardaí for their valued assistance on the day.
To anyone who has lost a loved one too soon, we share this day with you and dedicate it to their memory. The day was born out of tragedy, hurt and loss, while this is still very much felt, we have turned it into a beautiful way of remembering two young people who will never be forgotten. #RememberingNiamhandDarra