Ronan Daly Jermyn Cork to Galway Charity Cycle Event:Ronan Daly Jermyn Cork to Galway Charity Cycle
Date: 09-05-2014

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Money raised on-line: €11,002.42

My Personal Message

Hi All,

Thanks for visiting our fundraising page. The charities that we have chosen to support below are very worthy causes and we would very much appreciate your support in helping us to raise funds for these organisations.

Charities we are supporting:
1. Marymount Hospice Cork
2. Galway Hospice Foundation

Please read a few words about the charities that we have chosen to support below. You can donate using the "sponsor us now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from us thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,

Ronan Daly Jermyn

Richard Martin
Fergal Dennehy
Fergus Long
Darryl Broderick
Jamie Olden
Ricky Kelly
John Jermyn
David O'Shea
Uilliam O'Lorcain
Donal Twomey
Orla Murphy
Julie Galvin
JP Gilmartin
Lorna O'Dwyer
Brendan O'Connell
Jane Kennelly
Brian O'Halloran
Diarmaid Gavin
Lisa Mansfield
Ingrid O'Hanlon
Sarah Mason
Peter Groarke
Galway Hospice Foundation

The Galway Hospice Foundation is a voluntary organisation. It was established in 1986 when a group of local doctors and nurses came together with a view to developing hospice services for the people of Galway city and county, as no such services existed there at the time.

Initially the Foundation researched the need for this service among Health Care professionals and, having received a positive response, set about raising the funds for the provision of a Home Care Service initially, with the aim of following with Inpatient, Day Care and support services as resources allowed.

The Home Care Service was launched in January 1990 with an initial team of one doctor, one full-time and one part-time nurse. Since then the team has grown to two doctors, ten Clinical Nurse Specialists, Social Workers and Pastoral Care. The service is available 7 days per week, 365 days per year.

While the majority of patients cared for by the Galway Hospice team express the wish to remain at home, and with the support of the Home Care Service are able to do so, there are patients who, for a variety of reasons, may not. Some patients' symptoms may be difficult to control in the community, carers may need a period of respite, and sometimes patients may not have the support systems to allow them to remain in their own homes throughout their illness.

In order to answer the needs of those particular patients, the Galway Hospice Foundation, in 1992, set about raising the capital cost of a purpose built facility incorporating In-patient, Day Care and support services. The cost which was approx. €2.6 million (a very sizeable sum at that time) was raised totally through voluntary subscriptions from the community, business, farming and professional sectors of Galway city and county and also through individual donations from far and wide.

In 1997, funding from the Western Health Board (now HSE West) was received for the running costs of the Inpatient Unit, allowing the first patients to be admitted in December of that year. Patients are admitted for either symptom control, respite, psychological support, end of life care or a combination of these. The usual length of stay is approximately two weeks, though this is reviewed on an individual basis.

At the Hospice, the multidisciplinary team includes a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Medical Officers, Clinical Nurse Managers, Staff Nurses, Auxiliary Nurses, Pastoral Care and Social Workers. Day Care opened in 1998, with patients coming from home to meet one another in a social rather than clinical environment, and to be clinically reviewed by the multidisciplinary team. Many enjoy availing of the services of hairdresser, massage therapist, physiotherapist, reflexologist and other therapists available within the Day Care Unit.

Marymount Hospice Cork
Marymount University Hospice
Marymount is a Specialist Palliative Care Unit based at Marymount University Hospital & Hospice Curraheen Co. Cork, in a state of the art purpose build campus which opened in 2011. Our services are provided free of charge to anyone who needs them. 
We offer a 44-bed in-patient unit, but the hospice also offers care and support to those patients who choose to be cared for in their own homes. Working in close liaison with community based medical and nursing services, hospice based nurses will visit patients in their own home through the Community Palliative Care team. This service is designed to complement the skills and the resources of the patient’s own family doctor and other community based healthcare professionals. Other services available at Marymount include a Hospice Day Unit and Outpatients Assessment Unit.
The overall objective of our palliative care services is to ensure that patients are free from pain and other distressing symptoms, thus enabling them to live full, active and rewarding lives. The Sisters of Charity have cared for the people of Cork since 1870 and that tradition of dedicated and compassionate personal care is still very much in evidence today Hospice care is the total care of the patient and family at that stage of serious illness when the focus has shifted from treatment aimed at cure to ensuring quality of life. It seeks to relieve the physical symptoms of the illness while equally addressing the person’s emotional, social and spiritual needs. It seeks to treat the person rather than the illness and it is all about living life to the end.
The Friends of Marymount
The Friends are a unit of 30 Volunteers who receive no payments or commissions from any of the Fundraising Events carried out by them or by others on their behalf.  In 2005 the Friends received a Civic Award for their contribution to the Voluntary Sector of Cork City.
Affilliated to the Irish Hospice Foundation, the Friends of Marymount are a voluntary group who raise funds to enhance the hospital and to benefit the patients. Their major fundraising events are “Sunflower Days” and “Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning”.
The Friends are currently fundraising to support and maintain the current level of services available at the Hospital. Hospice, our Daycare Unit and our Home Care Units. Marymount University Hospice is very grateful for the ongoing support which it receives from the HSE, voluntary groups and organisations and also to the people of Cork City and County who have supported the work of the hospice over the past 125 years.

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Anonymous 20-06-2014 Donation €250.00 -
Micheal Dooley 10-06-2014 Donation €22.00 Jamie, Ironman next year
Gavin Hinchy 09-06-2014 Donation €40.00 -
Cian Duane 06-06-2014 Donation €40.00 -
Elaine Obrien 04-06-2014 Donation €50.00 from Matrox Europe
Conor Fottrell 02-06-2014 Donation €50.00 Congrats. Great charity.
Claire Lyons 28-05-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Brendan McDermott 21-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Best of Luck with the efforts
David O'Keeffe 21-05-2014 Donation €20.00 -
Linda Sheehan 20-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Well done Jane! A great achievement and such a worthy cause. Linda
Anonymous 20-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Good luck - go JJ!
Anonymous 20-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Congrats to the team
Anonymous 19-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Well done Lisa, great achievment
Karina Janeczek 18-05-2014 Donation €40.00 -
Bernadette Janeczek 18-05-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Sinead O'Donovan 17-05-2014 Donation €22.00 CONGRATS soon! Dave & Sinead
JOHN O SULLIVAN 16-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Brods, raising money doing something you are passionate about (wearing tight tops)
Michelle Ryan 15-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Congratulations all!!!! Brilliant achievement!
Patrick O'Shea 14-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well Done All
Victoria Luke 14-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done to you all, what a fantastic achievement.
Antoinette Vahey 14-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Congratulations all! Great achievement!
Cliona Kenny 13-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Well done , such a great cause
Anonymous 12-05-2014 Donation €50.00 fergus you have passed yourself out !!
Niamh O'Connor 12-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done guys!
Gary Dennis 12-05-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Anonymous 12-05-2014 Donation €10.00 -
Claire Finnegan 12-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Well done Lisa and to all involved! A fantastic achievement and a wonderful cause.
Declan Forde 12-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done Fergus; presume it was all downhill on way back
Adrian Wall 12-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Well done guys
Aoife Duggan 12-05-2014 Donation €10.00 Well done Jane, fantastic effort!
Anonymous 12-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Weel done Darryl and to all.
Anonymous 12-05-2014 Donation €20.00 good man darryl
Trina O'Shea 11-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Well done everyone!
Maria Mccarthy 11-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Well done Lisa!
Tony Gleeson 11-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done all!
liam kennedy 11-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Go Jamie good luck with the ride
ethna canniffe 11-05-2014 Donation €20.00 well done ingrid
ernest cantillon 11-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Fair Play from you neighbours Electric!
J-P Hughes 11-05-2014 Donation €40.00 Well done to everyone who completed this challenge. A great effort and even better cause.
Anonymous 10-05-2014 Donation €20.00 -
Dorothy Holland 10-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Well done! An inspiration to all of us.
Deirdre OHanlon 10-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Keep on peddling Lisa- hope you don't get blown from the saddle!! We'll done to all. Dee x
Pat Quinlan 10-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Good luck Julie
Anonymous 10-05-2014 Donation €200.00 -
David Kenneally 09-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Best of luck Jane!!!
Pearse Sreenan 09-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Good luck!
Laura Lynch 09-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Well done Lisa!
Mary Griffin 09-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Well done, gang!
Scott Crundwell 09-05-2014 Donation €10.00 Good luck Uillers.
John Lyons 09-05-2014 Donation €25.00 -
Stephen Parket 09-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Good luck
Elaine McCarthy 09-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Good luck Lisa!!
David O'Dwyer 09-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Best of luck guys!
Denis Ring 09-05-2014 Donation €40.00 Best of luck & Enjoy Fergus
Eileen Sheehy 09-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Good Luck Fergus from Let's Go! Summer Camps
Anonymous 09-05-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Neil Canniffe 08-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well Done Ingrid, best of luck tomorrow!!
Sean O\'Reilly 08-05-2014 Donation €150.00 Very best of luck from SOR and family
joanna geary 08-05-2014 Donation €30.00 Took a look down a westbound road, right away I made my choice ;) V. proud of you Ing, stay safe x
Denise Gavin 08-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Best of Luck tomorrow Diarmaid
Anonymous 08-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Well Done Ingrid O'Hanlon-best of luck on Saturday!
Michelle Greally 08-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Best of luck to everyone
Claire Swain 08-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Best of Luck!!!!
Gary Thwaites 08-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Good luck Uillers, and all.
Paul Holland 08-05-2014 Donation €150.00 Good luck to 2 all - hope weather forecast is wrong!!
James Earwaker 08-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Come on, Uillers! Go on, go on!
Mai Olden 08-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Very best of luck
Stephanie MacDonald 08-05-2014 Donation €30.00 Good Luck Lisa!
Aoife Ni Fhatharta 08-05-2014 Donation €10.00 Good luck Shimmy!
Geraldine Lee 08-05-2014 Donation €250.00 Best Wishes from all at KPMG Galway
Paul Gallagher 08-05-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Colman Twomey 08-05-2014 Donation €40.00 Happy riding lads - Lube up.
Anonymous 08-05-2014 Donation €22.00 -
Anonymous 08-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Good luck Lisa! Love Granny Norma xx
Anonymous 08-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Good luck Lisa! All the best from Paul Mansfield
Ciara Russell 08-05-2014 Donation €25.00 -
Emma Weld-Moore 08-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done to all. Hope you enjoy it!
Anonymous 08-05-2014 Donation €70.00 Good luck Jane!
PATRICK HANRATTY 08-05-2014 Donation €150.00 Good luck to all
Anonymous 08-05-2014 Donation €22.00
Olivia McCarthy 08-05-2014 Donation €22.00 All the best with the cycle.
Katie Sheehan 08-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Go Sarah Mason :-)
Ruth Harrington 08-05-2014 Donation €40.00 Go Jane! The best looking "Sean Kelly" ever!
Anonymous 08-05-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Anonymous 08-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Good luck Jane!
Sean Daly 08-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done lads. Remember all roads are flat.. it’s just that some are on an incline
Peter Barrett 08-05-2014 Donation €25.00 Good luck lisa!
Jack Olden 07-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Best of luck all
Sarah O Dwyer 07-05-2014 Donation €30.00 Best of luck Dave and co!!
Louise Jermyn 07-05-2014 Donation €50.00 -
Tom Olden 07-05-2014 Donation €25.00 Best of luck from all the team at Olden Property Consulting. Tom Olden.
James Gawley 07-05-2014 Donation €30.00 Best of luck Lornie!
Conor Halpin 07-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Best of luck to all concerned!
Billy Lynch 07-05-2014 Donation €22.00 -
Heather Murphy 07-05-2014 Donation €30.00 Go on Jane :)
Alice O'Connor 07-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Go JJ!
Peter Horgan 07-05-2014 Donation €50.00 -
Stephen Sweetnam 07-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Good Luck with the Duffman training John
Rossa Fanning 07-05-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Ronan Geary 07-05-2014 Donation €100.00 In admiration from one who wimped out!
Amanda Higgins 07-05-2014 Donation €22.00 -
Brian Brophy 07-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Good luck, Ricky!
Rory White 07-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Superb idea and very good cause
Anonymous 07-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Beat of luck Hal and others
Don Buckley 07-05-2014 Donation €22.00 -
Anonymous 07-05-2014 Donation €26.00 Best of luck Jane!
John Kelleher 07-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Have a great few days Richard, great cause
Anonymous 07-05-2014 Donation €25.00 -
Karen Bohane 07-05-2014 Donation €25.00 Well done Ricky, Jane & Brendan
Eamon & Gene Dwyer 07-05-2014 Donation €150.00 Good luck from City Life!
Moore Stephens Nathans 07-05-2014 Donation €250.00 Good Luck
Iomhar O' Sullivan 07-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Enjoy
Reidin Lynch 06-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Good Luck Lisa!!
Annmarie Tobin 06-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Go n-eiri an bothar libh!
Marie Cronin 06-05-2014 Donation €10.00 Best of luck guys!!
Brian Healy 06-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Jayne, best of luck on the road to Galway. Well done. Brian
Anonymous 06-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Good on you Richard!
Rachel O'Donovan 06-05-2014 Donation €20.00 best of luck guys
Anonymous 06-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Great cause and well done. J
Noelette Walsh 06-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Orla !
Emma Kenneally 06-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Go on Jane!!!
Bryan McCarthy 06-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Jamie - will you promise me the shaving of your legs will now stop?
Anne Finnegan 06-05-2014 Donation €20.00 From Tracy & Anne
Ann-Marie Olden 06-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Best of luck all. Hope the weather stays fine for it!
Anonymous 06-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Good luck John
rebecca lynch 06-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Good luck Lisa!
Anonymous 06-05-2014 Donation €10.00 -
John Horgan 06-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Best of luck
Caroline Clibborn 05-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Best of luck John J
Brian Walsh 05-05-2014 Donation €100.00 Good luck to you all & well done
Anonymous 05-05-2014 Donation €43.00 Go Dave Go!
Mary O' Dwyer 04-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Good luck Dave, Mary & Mick x
Jen O' Dwyer 04-05-2014 Donation €30.00 Best of luck Dave X
Anonymous 04-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done to all, it's a great cause
Sarah O'Shea 04-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Good luck Dave. Love Sarah & Si
Muriel Grogan 03-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Lisa, well done to you and good luck
Clodagh Murphy 03-05-2014 Donation €30.00 Good Luck Lisa!
Una Hegarty 03-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Lisa & co! X
Juliane O'Shea 03-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Best of Luck Dave
Brefney Broderick 02-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Dnt 4get ur butt cream ;)
Deirdre O'Mahony 02-05-2014 Donation €30.00 Good luck Lisa!!
Dermot Mullan 02-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Best of luck Lisa!
jo kholomeenkova 02-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Would rather crawl to Petropavlovsk than take on that cycle, well done Ingrid xxx
Eric O'Leary 01-05-2014 Donation €22.00 Best of luck Ingrid. Great stuff.
Eoin Clifford 01-05-2014 Donation €50.00 Best of luck
Kate Neenan 01-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Kate Pollock - Good Luck
Anonymous 01-05-2014 Donation €240.00 from all the team at Ulster Bank,Cork Business Centre
Amy Jane Keating 01-05-2014 Donation €20.00 Best Of Luck to Sarah & Co, wish I was as brave, Amy K x
Anonymous 30-04-2014 Donation €20.00 best of luck from sam beamish
Kate Murphy 30-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done and best of luck from ABC Eurotranslations
Avril Kelly 30-04-2014 Donation €20.00 Good luck Ms. Mason, lots of love Av x x x
Mahon Corkery 29-04-2014 Donation €50.00 -
Linda Ryan 29-04-2014 Donation €20.00 All the best!
Sarah Carroll 28-04-2014 Donation €20.00 -
Sarah Horgan 28-04-2014 Donation €22.00 Good luck everyone!
Fiona O'Donnell 28-04-2014 Donation €12.00 Best of Luck to Sarah Mason, it's a great cause. Love from Fiona & Garry
Der Cremen 28-04-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Paula McCarthy 28-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Best of Luck everyone, such a great cause.
Anonymous 26-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Very best of luck!
Robert Baker 25-04-2014 Donation €250.00 Best of luck from all at O'Donovan Baker Solicitors
Paul Lennon 25-04-2014 Donation €250.00 -
michael o'connell 25-04-2014 Donation €48.00 well done darryl
Stephen O' Donoghue 25-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Best of luck all and don't let Peter slow you down!
Anonymous 24-04-2014 Donation €150.00 Best of Luck from all at Savills
Bill Green 24-04-2014 Donation €100.00 -
Anonymous 24-04-2014 Donation €20.00 -
Tomas O'Connor 24-04-2014 Donation €250.00 Best of luck - a great cause!
Anonymous 24-04-2014 Donation €250.00 -
Melanie O Donovan 23-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Best of luck from all at Reliance Precision, Bandon
barry phillips 22-04-2014 Donation €22.00 Well done team RDJ - good luck with all at Legal-Island
Jim Reaney 17-04-2014 Donation €25.00 It's a wheelie good cause !! best of luck to all .
Anonymous 16-04-2014 Donation €50.00 -
Sarah Moore 16-04-2014 Donation €100.00 Best of luck, From all in IFG Corporate Pensions
Alan & Peter Dwyer 16-04-2014 Donation €100.00 Best of luck from all at Eurostyle
Anonymous 15-04-2014 Donation €286.42 -
Conor McNamara 15-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Great Work - Best of Luck
Niall Grainger 15-04-2014 Donation €150.00 Great charity, good luck with the cycle & fundraising
Anonymous 15-04-2014 Donation €30.00 Happy rear ends!
Marie Therese Barton 15-04-2014 Donation €20.00 -
Anonymous 15-04-2014 Donation €22.00 Best of luck to all involved
Michael Kelleher 15-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Well done - great cause.
Brian McCutcheon 15-04-2014 Donation €50.00 -
Anonymous 15-04-2014 Donation €22.00 good luck!
Anonymous 15-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Good luck. I am sure there will be a pint waiting for you
Evelyn Breen 09-04-2014 Donation €20.00 -
Michelle Doyle 05-04-2014 Donation €50.00 Best of luck Julie and all the team!
Eric Allen 06-03-2014 Donation €40.00 Well done lads!