Sunday Business Post article on Sudden Cardiac Death

The Sunday Business Post recently published an article that addresses sudden cardiac death in Ireland.
You can read the full article here.

On October 16, 2016, Anthony Foley, the former head coach of the Munster rugby team and Ireland rugby player passed away from sudden cardiac death (SCD).There are approximately 100 people affected by this every year in Ireland and more awareness is needed, says Dr. Deirdre Ward, consultant cardiologist and director of the CRYP Centre, Tallaght Hospital..

SADS Support Group Christmas Memorial

IHF SADS Memorial Poster Web

Once again this year in December we will hold a memorial ceremony to remember our young people who have lost their lives to Sudden Cardiac Death. The ceremony will be held on Sunday the 11th of December at 1pm in Monkstown Church of Ireland Parish Church, Dublin. The church is on the Monkstown Road which is on the main Dublin to Dun Laoghaire Road. Afterwards there will be tea and sandwiches in the parish hall.

Our ceremony is about remembrance and support and we welcome everyone, regardless of your religious beliefs.
During the services there will be a candle lighting ceremony in memory of those we have lost. If you would like to, please bring along a framed photo of the person you have lost. We would like to stand the photos on a table in the church.

Christmas can be a difficult time for those of us who have lost loved ones. This memorial ceremony gives us the opportunity to remember those we have lost and meet others who have suffered a similar loss.
Please come along with your family and friends.

If you have any questions about the memorial, please contact Tracy Egan, Irish Heart Foundation on 01 6685001 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Yours sincerely
Maureen Kelly

SADS Support Group

Sean Hurley 6K Fun Run/Walk

Welcome on board team Cry

Welcome on board #teamCry
We are delighted to welcome Tommy Fegan as a Volunteer to the CRY Ireland Team. Tommy who has experienced firsthand the impact SADS can have on a family as he tragically lost his son Kevin aged 24 in 2010, will attend presentations, meetings and events nationwide and represent CRY Ireland as an official spokesperson.
Over the coming months at events around the country you will get the chance to meet Tommy who has come on board, as a volunteer, to help us to raise awareness of CRY Ireland and the work we do to help those affected by SADS ( Sudden Adult Death Syndrome).
If your company are considering a Charity #CSR initiative or if you as a family or a group are planning a fundraising event please get in touch and let Tommy visit you and your staff to tell you about all the good you can do by sporting CRY Ireland.

Tommy Fegan
Tommy has worked for over 35 years at senior management level in the youth, education and training sectors, public, private and voluntary, in Ireland, North and South. These included Director, Northern Ireland, Prince’s Trust, Deputy CEO, Cooperation Ireland, Director, North South Exchange Consortium. He is currently Director of the Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School in Carlingford.
Tommy plays uilleann pipes and whistles, and recently completed his MA in Research (Ethnomusicology and Ethnographic Filmmaking), and has produced and directed 13 documentary films on a wide range of aspects of Irish traditional music.
The Fegan family from Camlough in South Armagh has supported CRY Ireland since the sudden death of Kevin (24) on Sept 3rd, 2010.