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           Easter Sunday at Mallow Races
        once again proved a great venue for  Helen Kelly, Secretary Ballincollig Comhaltas, presenting the proceeds of a fundraiser toNoreen O'Halloran. Also included
                                            are Helen O'Sullivan, and Margo McCarthy, Noreen McCarthy, Joe and Brid Kavanagh, Ballincollig Comhaltas. Pic: Mike English
        promoting organ donation. This year
        they had record crowds attending    day to see first hand the work that  diet, medication, health and fitness
        their meet. Members of the branch   goes in to organising this event.   and most importantly we will have
        were on hand outside the door.                                          carers who have also gone through
                                            SUPPORT GROUP                       this and how they coped with it.
        SPORTS EVENTS                         Our next meeting will take place on
           The ‘Run for a Life’ annual race  Tuesday September 5th in           DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
        took place again this year in Corkagh  Rochestown Park Hotel. We are    Oct 3rd    Support Meeting
        Park in Clondalkin, Dublin, and we  hoping to change the format of our                 8pm Rochestown Park Hotel
        had good representation from Cork   monthly get-togethers to make them  Nov 7th   Support Meeting, 8pm
        taking part in the run and walk and  more of a support meeting to help all                 Rochestown Park Hotel
        volunteering to help with the       those suffering with end stage kidney  Nov 12th Annual Mass
        organisation of the day.            failure and their families through what                  of Thanksgiving
           There are four transplanted      is a tough time. We will have patients                 CUH Chapel Cork
        athletes from Cork representing the  and staff on hand to talk to you, who  Dec 3rd    Christmas Lunch, 3pm,
        county at the World Transplant      have been there, whether it’s dialysis,                 Rochestown Park Hotel.
        Games in Malaga. Michael Keohane,
        Roscarberry (liver); Charlie Ryan, Cobh                 ‘RUN FOR A LIFE’
        (liver); Michael Kiely, Mitchelstown
        (kidney) and Pat O’Sullivan Mallow
        (kidney) will be hoping to bring back
        some silverware.
           The team were presented with
        their national gear in Dublin and later
        received a pep talk from Kilkenny
        hurler, Michael Fennelly, on how to
        prepare for a big occasion (see more on
        pages 20-21).
           Keep an eye on our Facebook page
        for daily news beginning on June
        24th when the team will leave from
        Dublin Airport. A full report will be in
        the next edition of SUPPORT. The
        Games are all about promoting organ
        donation, what can be done post-
        transplant and the benefits of
           Our now annual Golf Classic took
        place in Mitchelstown Golf Club on
        May 26th. Once again we were
        delighted with the response we got
        from teams entering the competition
        and to the many sponsors who
        contributed on the day. CEO Mark
        Murphy came to Mitchelstown on the
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