Sunday 25 September 2016

Tipp hurling legend Tommy Dunne to head Nenagh charity event

Damian Lawlor

Published 07/08/2015 | 19:29

Tommy Dunne will spearhead a special charity event in Nenagh next Monday.
Tommy Dunne will spearhead a special charity event in Nenagh next Monday.

Former All Star Tommy Dunne will spearhead a special charity event in Nenagh next Monday.

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Dunne, the ex-Tipperary captain, will be the focal point of a day-long wellness exhibition to be held in the Ormond Town early next week.

With the All-Ireland hurling semi-final between Tipp and Galway only days away there is sure to be a huge interest in Dunne's insight and thoughts into the big match.

The Toomevara man will hold a questions and answers session from 12 noon to 1pm at the Wellness Expo to be held in Nenagh's Stafford Street. The event begins at 10am and runs through until 8pm that evening but Dunne's participation is one of the undoubted highlights of the day.

"Tommy is a legend both here and beyond," says event organiser Ger Ryan. "Anyone who knows him realises the unique insight that he has into hurling - and top level hurling where he has performed at all during his career, both as player and coach.

"The Galway game is huge for us in Tipp - both sides need a win badly -and there is sure to be plenty of questions about the tactics involved.

"This event will raise much needed awareness of the whole area of wellness and wellbeing and it will also funds for two local charities in Nenagh. There will be live radio coverage of Tommy's Q&A so it's set to capture huge attention."

The event will be ran free of charge with patrons allowed to make donations to the local charities if they so wish. A number of sporting and businesses exhibitions will be on view throughout the day.

"Basically, sport, wellbeing and wellness are key ingredients of modern life and we want to create a platform for local wellness providers to operate from our centre in a pop up shop manner and to give people access to these specialists in a friendly low cost environment.

"The key thing is to get the message out there that there is many ways to deal with life stress and pains and there are people who will help.

"This event will create a forum to get people talking to each other on their mental health and well being and to promote a positive healing environment. Tommy's participation is huge for us, but there are several other experts and specialists in action during the day."

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