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First ever abseil off Croke Park's Hogan Stand

First ever abseil off Croke Park's Hogan Stand

12th October 2009

The first ever abseil off Croke Park’s Hogan’s Stand to raise funds for people with Motor Neurone Disease

Croke Park together with the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association and Adventure Agency are launching the first ever “abseil off the roof of the Hogan Stand!!” This 100ft challenge is taking place on Saturday 17th October!!

Joining us on the day are Actress Mary McEvoy, Actor Maclean Burke and Former Senior Dublin GAA player Jack Sheedy along with 40 other thrill seekers. The event kicks off at 9.30 and the highest fundraiser will have the opportunity to be 1st person ever to abseil off this famous sporting arena.

Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a progressive neurological condition that attacks the upper and lower motor neurones. In Ireland, one person dies every five days from this devastating disease. It is a condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible. MND strikes people across all ages and there is currently no known cure.

IMNDA provides support, counselling, advice and equipment for those affected by this progressive neurological condition. Since its foundation 24 years ago, IMNDA has provided assistance to over 3,000 members, and has worked to promote a programme of integrated multidisciplinary care for the condition.