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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.

Irish Travel Industry Awards


Thursday 26th January saw the Irish Travel Agents Association host their Irish Travel Industry Awards in the Round Room in the Mansion House, Dublin. Over 500 attended the black tie event and Miriam O'Callaghan MCd the event.

Through the generosity of the Association the proceeds of the raffle from the night were donated to CRY and Brendan O'Mahony, Clonmel Travel spoke on the night and told his story of the death of his son Conor who died from SADS aged 32 on July 25th, 2006. Brendan along with Margaret, Kevin, Finbar, Brian and the extended family are fantastic supporters of Cry and true friends.

Over €9,000 was raised at the raffle on the night and donated to Cry - huge and sincere thanks to Brendan (pictured below with Margaret) for sharing your story and your continued support of what we do. #FriendsOfCry

Thanks also to Mr. Cormac Meehan, President ITAA, and Mr. Pat Dawson, CEO ITAA for their support and nomination of Cry to receive the charitable donation.


Hurley Family Fun Run/Walk Raises €1,420 for CRY

Jacqui Hurley and Deirdre 11 Jan 2017

November 27th 2016 saw the Hurley Family from Ballinhassig, Cork hold their 6K Family Fun Run/Walk remembering Sean.

Sean's sister and our Ambassador Jacqui Hurley dropped in this week to present Dr. Deirdre Ward with the monies raised for Cry - the fantastic sum of €1,420.00.

Huge thanks to Jacqui, David, Mairead & Catriona and the extended family and their friends who have continued to support the family and Cry.


Thank You Clanna Gael Fontenoy

Thank you to the members of Clanna Gael Fontenoy, GAA Club, Ringsend for their generosity & support of Cry.

Through Siobhan Dunne-Rimmer we have a Counter Top Box in the Club and Siobhan has recently returned €45.00 from the Box - huge thanks Siobhan for being a part of #teamCry and for your on-going support in memory of her nephew Andrew Finn. 

Connacht Buckets

The Damien Ruth Memorial Soccer Tournament

Damien Ruth 2 2017



Damien Ruth 4 2017 


Damien Ruth 3 2017

Damien Ruth 13 2017 group 2

The Damien Ruth Memorial Soccer tournament was held for the third consecutive year on St. Stephens Day at the Clonmel Town F. C. Complex, in Clonmel Co. Tipperary. Eighteen teams competed on the day. 

The Damien Ruth Memorial Cup was won by the Old Bridge Team captained by Martin Kennedy, and the Damien Ruth Memorial Shield was won by the Senior Honeyview Team captained by Del Kerton.

On behalf of Cry and The Ruth family we would like to thank everyone that helped out on the day, all of the players that participated in the matches and raised money through getting sponsorship and paying to enter their team in the tournament, Clonmel Town F.C. for kindly facilitating the matches, and Chrissies Bar who continue to sponsor the event each year.

Damien Ruth 9 2017 girls    Damien Ruth 7 2017  use 1st  

A big thank you also to the main organizer of the tournament, Gerry Cunningham.
An amazing €3500 was raised on the day and has been donated to Cry Ireland in memory of Damien Ruth.