Stephanie O’Hara and John O’Hara’s Darts fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland

August 3rd, 2023

We are delighted to share that Stephanie O’Hara and John O’Hara’s Darts fundraiser for Muscular Dystrophy Ireland held in June this year was a massive success.

The event, held in Gorey, saw an incredible turnout from the local community and with everyone’s support they managed to raise an amazing €3,642 for MDI.

A big thank you to Stephanie and John, your commitment to the cause will go a long way in making a significant impact in supporting individuals and families affected by neuromuscular conditions.

We also want to join Stephanie and John in acknowledging and thanking all the incredible people and local businesses who played a vital role in making this fundraiser successful. A big thank you to:

Ken Kenny – The Gallery Arklow, Michelle Donohoe – Curvy Boutique, Lauren Malone –  Lauren Malone Academy, Lisa Gowan – Hickey’s Pharmacy, Colm Funge – Funge’s, Pamela Scott, Curtain and Bed Linen, Myles Doyle – organic food shop, McCabe’s Pharmacy, M Kelly Studio, Pat Kelly – Joanne’s Café, Sam Adrianos, Sue and Christy, Brennan Morri and Kell – Gorey Pharmacy, House to Home, Tara and Cheryl, Baker Street Studios, Whelan’s Pharmacy, Deirdre Byrne and John – Kia Ora Mini Farm, Pilgrims Shillelagh, Osbourne’s Daybreak, Roche’s Pharmacy, Grant’s Pharmacy, Andrea Star Nails and Beauty, Transport Cafe, the Card Factory, Claire Mc Govern, Institute of Further Education, Tommy Stafford, the Turning Wizard, Tommy Masterson aka King of the Sting and his mum Ann, Pat Braham, Ricky McGrath for the photography,  and Alan Keoghan for the booking.

And everyone who bought tickets online and on the night.

We would like to join Stephanie and John in thanking the following sponsors:

Mylie and Mary Nolan, Sharon Nolan, Nolan’s Pub

Mick Gleason, Loch Gorman Arms Hotel

Robbie Kelly, Commercial Cleaning Services

Bill Cooney, Cooney’s Bar

Dano Kinsella, Gorey Print

Matt McManamon, Muscian

Ken Kenny,The Gallery Pub

Dave Redmond, DJ on the night

Martin Kinsella for doing MC

Kevin Charles for marking all the games.

A special thanks to all the players on the night:

Stephen Green

Andy Green

Shem Levingston

Conor Redmond

Gem Kearon

Dylan Fleming

Paddy Kirwan

Robbie Kelly

John Dempsey

Bill O Hara

Brendan Kenny

Ronnie Kirwan

Liam Burke

Mark Mcginn

Jeff Nolan

Davy Doyle

Joe Donohoe

Tommy Masterson

John O Brien

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne jr

Shane Byrne

John O Hara

Richie Burnett

Last but not least, a big thank you to Simon Whitlock for a fantastic exhibition and night of darts.

#MDIFundraiser #CommunitySupport #MakingADifference

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1. Muscular Dystrophies

  • Becker muscular dystrophy
  • Duchenne muscular dystrophy
  • Manifesting carrier of Duchenne
  • Congenital muscular dystrophy
  •     •  General
  •     •  MDC1A (merosin-deficient congenital muscular dystrophy)
  •     •  Rigid spine syndrome (RSS)
  •     •  Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophies
  •     •  Bethlem myopathy
  • Emery-Dreifuss muscular dystrophy
  • Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy
  • Limb-girdle types of muscular dystrophy (LGMD)
  •     •  General
  •     •  LGMD 1B (also known as Laminopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 1C (also known as Caveolinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2A (also known as Calpainopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2B (also known as Dysferlinopathy)
  •     •  LGMD 2I
  • Ocular myopathies including ocularopharangeal muscular dystrophy

2. Myotonic Disorders

  • Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy
  • Myotonia
  • Myotonic Dystrophy

3. Congenital Myopathies

  • Central Core Myopathy
  • Congenital Fibre-type Disproportion Myopathy
  • Minicore (Multicore) myopathy
  • Myotubular or Centronuclear myopathy
  • Nemaline myopathy

4. Mitochondrial Myopathies

  • Mitochondrial Myopathies

5. Metabolic Disorders

  • Metabolic disorders (general)
  • McArdle’s Disease
  • Pompe’s Disease

6. Periodic Paralyses

  • Periodic Paralyses

7. Autoimmune Myositis

  • Polymyositis, Dermatomyositis and Sarcoid myopathy
  • Juvenile dermatomyositis
  • Inclusion body myositis

8. Spinal Muscular Atrophies

  • Severe (Type I)
  • Intermediate (Type II)
  • Mild (Type III)
  • Adult spinal muscular atrophy

9. Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathies

  • (Also known as Charcot-Marie-Tooth or Peroneal muscular atrophy)

10. Disorders of the Neuromuscular Junction

  • Congenital myasthenic syndromes
  • Myasthenia Gravis

11. Friedreich’s Ataxia

  • Friedreich’s Ataxia

12. Other (Please Specify)

13. Unspecified