Great night with sports stars[

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - FRONT PAGE - BBy FER­GUS DENNEHY

IT was the night that no­body wanted to end, such were the high-qual­ity tales be­ing told by some of Ire­land’s big­gest sport­ing names.

An ‘Evening of Sport­ing Greats’ in Bal­ly­roe Heights Ho­tel was or­gan­ised in aid of Re­cov­ery Haven, and MC on the night Billy Keane was joined by Mícheál Ó Muirc­heartaigh, Ciara Grif­fin, Ai­dan O’Ma­hony and Ted Walsh as they re­galed the crowds with anec­dotes from their il­lus­tri­ous ca­reers.

A night that was de­scribed as a huge suc­cess by or­gan­iser Der­mot Crow­ley, over €4,500 was raised for the can­cer sup­port char­ity.

“It was cer­tainly a won­der­ful night. Mícheál is a man who could en­ter­tain you for­ever with sto­ries go­ing way back to the 1940s. I’ve never met any­one like him,” said Der­mot when he spoke to The Ker­ry­man on Tues­day.

“Ai­dan then had his own lovely sto­ries to tell from his fan­tas­tic ca­reer and then, of course, Ted Walsh, he could cer­tainly get a ca­reer as a co­me­dian, the sto­ries he told were so funny. Ciara then is a lovely young lady, and she brought a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive to the whole night.”

David Buck­ley, Mike Moriarty and Jim O’Sul­li­van at the ‘Evening of Sport­ing Greats’ in aid of Re­cov­ery Haven at the Bal­ly­roe Heights Ho­tel in Tralee on Fri­day evening. Der­mot Crow­ley, Marisa Reidy and Mícheál Ó Muirc­heartaigh pic­tured at the Re­cov­ery Haven ‘Evening of Sport­ing Greats’ event in Bal­ly­roe Heights Ho­tel on Fri­day night. Also speak­ing at the event were Ai­dan O’Ma­hony, Ciara Grif­fin and Ted Walsh. Billy Keane was the MC on the night.All pro­ceeds from the night are go­ing to Re­cov­ery Haven.

At­tend­ing the Re­cov­ery Haven ‘Evening of Sport­ing Greats’ at the Bal­ly­roe Heights Ho­tel in Tralee were Mau­reen O’Brien, Tina Cun­ning­ham and Michael and Sarah Seery.

At Re­cov­ery Haven’s ‘Evening of Sport­ing Greats’ at Bal­ly­roe Heights Ho­tel in Tralee on Fri­day evening were Bernard O’Con­nell, Stephen McSwiney, Tim McSwiney, and Peggy and Bren­dan O’Hal­lo­ran.

Mícheál Ó Muirc­heartaigh, Ciara Grif­fin, Billy Keane, Ai­dan O’Ma­hony and Ted Walsh.

Marie Molyneaux, Eileen O’Shea and He­len Downey pic­tured at Re­cov­ery Haven’s ‘Evening of Sport­ing Greats’ at Bal­ly­roe Heights Ho­tel in Tralee on Fri­day evening.

Paul Mur­phy, San­dra McSwiney and David Mur­phy at the ‘Evening of Sport­ing Greats’ in aid of Re­cov­ery Haven at Bal­ly­roe Heights Ho­tel in Tralee on Fri­day evening.

Cathal Wal­she meets Ted Walsh (RTÉ Rac­ing) at Re­cov­ery Haven’s ‘Evening of Sport­ing Greats’ at Bal­ly­roe Heights Ho­tel on Fri­day.

Ai­dan O’Ma­hony shares a joke with Ted Walsh. Photo by Colin Ah­erne.

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