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Fundraising Table Quiz in Aid of Sean Doran

posted 13 Apr 2014, 14:44 by Ed Donnelly
The club are holding a table quiz in Bannon’s Two-Mile-Borris on Friday the 25th of April. All the proceeds from the night will go to the Sean Doran fund. All players have received tickets for this fundraising event and tickets can also be purchased from Rita Clohessy, Liam Hackett, and in Bannon’s. Sean son of James Doran and Nicola Skehan has recently been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma and this fund hopes to alleviate the financial burden on the family while Sean is hospitalised. The Doran Family are steeped in Moycarkey tradition with Sean’s grandfather Tom being one of the longest serving goalies in the history of the club, his father James also playing in goals in recent years, his uncles playing at all levels in the club and his Aunt Siobhan playing for the Camogie Club. We would like to ask all members of the club to please get behind this fundraiser

Committee set to help Brave Sean Doran 

From the Tipperary Star newspaper of April 9th 2014

A young Thurles family have had some very difficult news in the last few weeks with the news that Sean Doran has been diagnosed with Neuroblastoma.

Young Sean is only three years old and is the son of Nicola Skehan, Monakeeba and James Doran, Moycarkey. Around ten cases of Neuroblastoma are diagnosed in Ireland each year.

It all started around six weeks ago when Sean, who had been up all night with a pain in his belly, went to his local dooctor. Dr. John Healy didn’t hesitate and sent Sean to Clonmel. For this quick and decisive action, the family are very greatful. He had three visits to Clonmel with no concrete diagnosis, staff couldn’t find were the problem lay. On the fourth week, Crumlin Hospital got involved and after more tests in Clonmel his diagnosis was confirmed as Neuroblastoma. This came as great shock to the whole family.

Sean is attending Little Angels pre shool, a young hurling star of the future, you wouldn’t find him stuck in front of the television -except maybe to take in his favourite “Tractor Ted” on DVD. He spends most of his time outdoors with his big brother Dylan. Sean loves to hurl, a ball and a wall or pucking with the boys. Taking after his father James, Sean is a big music lover and he can be seen with the head phones in boppin away, happy with his day. Of course when its bed time, it’s spider man or to infinity and beyond with Buzz, on the bed clothes.

Sean will now have to go through at least eighteen months of treatments. This will consist of two days of chemotherpy in Crumlin, plus a trip to Clonmel for tests. The family will have to take these journeys every ten days. The demands of that amount of travel and trying to keep both Sean and Dylans lives as normal as possible will be a major burden.

At a time like this, a community comes into its own. A major burden can be lightend by a little help from you the neighbour. The Four Estates Committee, where Nicola and James live, have set up a fundraising committee. So, the committee, with the families blessing have set up various events and fundraising ideas. There will be a bucket collection, sponsor cards and collection tins in pubs and shops. Little Angels will have a PJ day, Moycarkey Borris will host a table quiz in Bannons on the 25th April. There is also the Lash @ d’Glash from the 19th-21st a music filled weekend in Glasheens of Holycross. The big event will be a night in The Anner Hotel on Friday May 2nd, with live music by “Loose Cannon”. There will be a raffle on the night with local bussiness kindly sponsoring prizes, tickets are on sale in the town for €5.00

The family would like to say a massive thank you to all well wishers for the messages of support they have received. They have been overwhelmed by the reaction and it has been a comfort to them at this difficult time. They would like to thank all the staff at Clonmel and Crumlin hospitals and Dr. Healy. To the committee who have really outdone themselves, the family cann’t thank you enough.

It is a real source of pride when you see the list of events and venues crossing several parishes. If people want to keep up to date on planned events, check out The Four Estates facebook page. As your local community paper we too will keep you informed of up coming events.

We wish Sean, Nicola, James and Dylan the very best over what will be a very stressfull eighteen months.