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Three Wise Men of Sport support Centre for Brain Health

‘Breakfast with Ted & Mícheál’ in aid of the Centre for Brain Health, Dublin Neurological Institute was an outstanding success. An audience of 230 people attended the Cusack Suite in Croke Park on 7th March 2019 to hear two great sporting heros discuss their various passions (view images of the event in the photo gallery below – click/tap the thumbnail images to enlarge). Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, Irish Gaelic games commentator, presented some highlights from GAA games held in the past and being the true Seanchaí – he had a story to tell about each one.

The highlight of the morning was when Mícheál interviewed Ted Walsh, Horse Trainer. Jim Gavin, Dublin Senior Football Manager, was in the audience and (thanks to a roving mic) he took part in the discussion. Many said they would have stayed all day to listen to these three wise men of sport. The banter and fun was riveting. We all came away with information from Ted about how to recognise a good horse. Mícheál gave us a glimpse of how he manages to stay so young and with such an amazing memory. He believes in maintaining his fitness by walking, golfing and mountain climbing. He said we should always have something to look forward to – in his 89th year he is currently looking forward to a forthcoming trip to New Zealand. Of course everybody wanted to know how Jim Gavin can stay so calm all of the time – we can but try to emulate the Dublin Manager !!

We are extremely grateful to all of the companies who so kindly supported the Centre for Brain Health by taking tables and making generous donations. We have committed to making this an annual event and are currently seeking sports personalities to speak at our 2020 breakfast.

The Easter Festival Lunch in Fairyhouse Racecourse is the venue for our next fundraising occasion. This will be held on Tuesday, 23rd April in Bobby Joe’s Restaurant. More information about this event can be found at this link and reservations can be made by calling 087 637 6563 or email pha@mater.ie

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