Monday 22 July 2019

Quiz in Michael's memory raises money for CRY

Francis Carroll

Team members were regularly left scratching their heads at the tough questions posed by quizmaster Eugene McGeough during a table quiz in Kennedy's on last Friday week.

It was all good fun, however, and more importantly raised money for CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).

The night was organised by Claire Brennan from Ballybarrack, whose brother Michael died suddenly on 3 December last, aged just 23.

The family got together to run the table quiz to fundraise in Michael's memory for CRY which is based in Tallaght Hospital.

The charity has three main objectives, to raise awareness of the condition known as Sudden Cardiac Death or Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) through media campaigns and information meetings, to provide free counselling and support for families affected by sudden death or cardiac conditions and to support the Centre for Cardiovascular Risk in Younger Persons (CRYP).

A total of 23 teams took part in the quiz, with many more people in attendance to lend their support.

Friends of Michael came from Maynooth, Mayo, Wexford, Galway, Dublin and Dundalk to test

their general knowledge, as did former work colleagues in Bar One Racing.

There were numerous prizes on offer for a raffle.

Altogether €2,500 was raised, a great effort in the name of Michael who would have celebrated his 24th birthday the next day, 22 June.

The Brennan family wish to thank the staff in Kennedy's and everyone who contributed in any way, including McKenna Man, Cutting Crew, Hickey's Pharmacy, Bar One Racing, Traynor's Butchers, The Rum House, Felda Gym, Omniplex Cinema, Tesco, The Jockey's, Brendan Reid, Clarke's service station, Ardee Road, The Food House, Dunnes Stores, Arthur's XL, Newry Road and Willow Creations.

Meanwhile, for her birthday, Claire asked people to donate to CRY through a Facebook fundraiser, and it realised another €1,700.

The Argus