‘CHELTENHAM NIGHT’ IN ‘BLAYNEY MARKS A NEW LIFE-SAVING CAMPAIGN

20 February 2015 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

A ‘CHELTENHAM Preview and Race Night’   to be staged at the Glencarn Hotel in Castleblayney on Tuesday 3rd March next, kicks off a massive national campaign to raise €1 million for the provision of specialist DNA testing equipment—which will be new to Ireland—at the Mater Hospital in Dublin, and thereby fulfill a final pledge by the late Oliver Brady, the famed Co. Monaghan racehorse trainer and co-founder/director of Shabra Plastics in Castleblayney.

Sadly, Oliver (75) passed away last September, after bravely fighting a protracted battle with cancer, but his declared dream was to have the special DNA gene testing equipment which is in use in every other EU country—but still not available in Ireland—provided at the Mater.

The specialist equipment is regarded by top medical experts as vital in detecting gene mutations that can led to sudden death in young persons, or those under 35, thereby helping to eliminate what is believed to be, at least one death a week somewhere in Ireland, at present!.

The forthcoming gala “Cheltenham Preview and Race Night” will be attended by several leading figures in the world of horse-racing. And the special guest panel will include presenter Des Scahill. Other top people represented will include Paddy …

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