SPORTING GREATS: Pictured at Killarney Racecourse for the launch of the Kerry Hospice/Palliative Care Race Day from left: Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, Joe Hennebry (Kerry Hospice/Palliative Care), Mike Larkin McCarthy (Chairman of the Killarney Race Festival Fundraising Event), Donal Sheahan (Francie’s Bar Killorglin), and Kerry legendary footballer Darran O’Sullivan. Photo: Mary Susan MacMonagle


Sporting greats will attend a very special fundraising event at the Killarney Race Festival on Wednesday, August 21 with all proceeds going to Kerry Hospice/Palliative Care.

Amongst those attending from the world of horse racing and GAA will be Barry Geraghty, Pat Smullen, Colm ‘Gooch’ Cooper, Kieran Donaghy, Tomás Ó Sé, Darragh Ó Sé, Darran O’Sullivan, Billy Morgan, Colman Corrigan, Dinny Allen, Stephen O’Brien and Micheál Donoghue.

Special guest will be Kerry legend Mick O’Dwyer who guided Kerry to eight All-Ireland senior football titles between 1975 – 1986 and is regarded as the greatest football manager of all time. RTE Racing presenter Brian Gleeson will host the event.

The afternoon will include trackside dining and premium hospitality in the main suite overlooking one of the most scenic race courses in Ireland. There’ll also be a number of sporting panels, expert racing tips, a brilliant auction and raffle and lots more. There will be seven races in all including the Larkin’s Pub Restaurant B/B and Bakery Handicap Hurdle.

“It promises to be a fantastic afternoon with all the proceeds going to Kerry Hospice/Palliative Care who are a brilliant foundation and do so much great work every day,” Mike Larkin – McCarthy, Milltown, Chairman of the Killarney Race Festival Fundraising Event said.

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