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We have dedicated this area to pay special tribute to the extremely generous people who have made a contribution to CRY. It is because of these amazing people that CRY is able to keep our doors open as we do not receive any government funding. All at CRY would like to express our sincerest thanks to everyone who has provided us with support.

Captain's Drive in at The Grange Golf Club

Cry Ireland was delighted to have been nominated as a Charity by the 2013 Lady Captain of The Grange Golf Club, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.  The season starated with "The Captain's Drive In" and €250.00 was raised at the event and donated to Cry - huge thanks to Mrs Brenda Murray, Lady Captain and to the members who donated so generously.




Hundreds turn out for Tonabrucky Challenge

The Tonabrucky Challenge, now in its third year saw close to 300 runners and walkers taking to the roads of Rahoon on Saturday 8 June. The race which is AAI Certified this year attracted a large running crowd from all across Ireland and as far as America.  The hilly course which takes in the entire Tonabrucky and parts of the Rahoon area is notorious with local runners for its mountainous terrain!

Since it's inception, the race has grown with numbers up again on last year. The 6km road race which has raised over 10,000 n the past two years aims to raise money for the Rahoon Newcastle Hurling Club and a nominated charity each year, this year CRY and the CROI Stroke Unit were the two chosen charities.

"This year our aim was 250 runners and we surpassed that with close to 300 running or walking.  The field was so varied this year with the first female home in just over 24 minutes, Stephanie Lille who is on holiday from Florida whilst the first male home in just over 20 minutes was Barna native John Greaney. We love the variety of the experienced walker to the seasoned runner as it gives a very welcoming feel to the day. This event brings all the community together and it allows for people to meet up to do the run and then relax at the Clubhouse at the BBQ, it's a great mixer! said race Director Lisa Regan.

Tonabrucky Challenge


Conor Arrigan and The Tralee International Marathon


Saturday 16th March 2013 saw Conor Arrigan take on the challenge of the Tralee International Marathon along with his brother Michael Arrigan and friends Dave McArdle and Nick Wright. 

Conor and Michael lost their brother PJ to SCD.  PJ died aged 38 on the 18th of March 2010 and the lads chose to mark the anniversary by completing a marathon in his memory. Michael is UK based and chose to fundraise for Cry UK.  

They had great support, the ladies of Kilamery Bridge Club hosted a charity night and raised over €700.00. In total almost €6,000.00 was raised, Conor chose to donate his monies - almost €2,800.00 to Cry Ireland - huge thanks from all in Cry Ireland.

Conor and Michael greatly appreciate the support of family and friends - particularly Dave and Nick who not only helped out with the fundraising but went the extra mile with them - actually 26.2 miles!  Well done to all.


Coffee Morning in Aid of Cry

Anne McGlynn hosted a Coffee Morning in aid of Cry on 9th May in the National Learning Network, Belhaven, Golden Island, Athlone, County Westmeath.  With the support of her colleagues and friends Anne raised the fantastic sum of €1,430.00.    Huge thanks to all who donated so generously.