Peter Stringer, Ronan O'Gara, Doug Howlett and Denis Fogarty with Cork Constitution President Der O'Riordan presenting a cheque for ?1000 to the Paul Darbyshire fund
Peter Stringer, Ronan O'Gara, Doug Howlett and Denis Fogarty with Cork Constitution President Der O'Riordan presenting a cheque for 1000 euro to the Paul Darbyshire fund
How To Support Darbs
6 June 2011, 5:43 pm
By The Editor
With over two weeks to the Munster Rugby Cycle in aid of Paul Darbyshire and Motor Neurone Research, fundraising efforts are taking place across the province and there are a number of ways for people to show their support for our colleague and friend.
The Munster Rugby Cycle from Cork to Warrington will take place from June 19th to June 23rd and with five stages you can show your support by taking part in a single stage or in multiple stages.

If not able to take part we welcome people to show their support at the different stages by greeting those participating Paul Darbyshire with Ronan O'Gara after Munster's 2011 Magners League final winin the cycle, and most importantly we are calling on people to donate towards this worthy cause.

More details about Paul, the cycle and how to donate online can be found here.

Thanks to all who have registered and donated up to this point, all help is greatly appreciated, and for those who haven't signed up yet, get on your bike and sign up now!

Upcoming Fundraising Events:

Thomond Park Stadium Charity Table Quiz - Thursday June 2nd
The table quiz will take place in the Thomond Suite overlooking the pitch, and will consist of 8 Rounds of 10 Questions on a wide range of topics. Teams will consist of 4 members for the cost of €40 (€10 each).

Registration for the table quiz will be between 7pm and 7.45pm with the table quiz starting at 8pm sharp. Munster's Mick Galway will be the MC on the night. There will also be a raffle on the night, where excellent prizes can be won. For further information or to book please e-mail mauricehartery@thomondpark.ie or call 061-421109

Ballina and Killaloe Barbeque and Family Fun Day - Sunday June 12th
Join Michelle and Shaun Payne for a family fun day next to the beautiful Lough Derg at Flanagan's in Ballina/Killaloe. Tickets include meal, a drink & live entertainment and prices are as follows: Adults €12, Children €7 and Family Tickets (2 Adults & 2 Children) €30. Competitions and great prizes on the day! Tickets available through Flanagan's or by calling 086-3515587.

Paul Darbyshire in action before he was diagnosed with Motor NeuroneWaterford City RFC Beach Rugby - Sunday June 12th
The free beach rugby sessions for children have started in Tramore Beach, Waterford, and for the next beach event on June 12th Waterford City RFC are asking all attendees to pay €2, with all proceeds going towards the Paul Darbyshire fundraiser. There will also be collection buckets and a raffle on the day.

A Night of Music in Dolans - Sunday 19th June
On completion of the first stage of the cycle the Munster Rugby Supporters Club and Dolan's bar in Limerick will host a night of music featuring Jon Kenny & Pat Shortt, Hermitage Green, Mary-Kate (Fight Like Apes), Celtic Whisper, Mike Hanrahan (Stocktons Wing) and more. Doors will open at 7.30pm and tickets are €10. There will be guest appearances from Paul O'Connell and Jerry Flannery.

Linked articles:

Get On Yer Bike For Darby

Great Boost To Fundraiser

Munster Rugby Cycle

Illness Forces Darbyshire Decision

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