Brady the inspiration for Shabra Charity Fun 54 Hole Golf Marathon

L-R - John Heffernan (Shabra Charity), Jane Tripipatkul (Director, Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort), Rita Shah (Co-Founder, Shabra Charity & Director at Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort) and Shaun Donnelly (Captain, PGA Irish Region)

Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort in County Kildare will host the Shabra Charity Oliver Brady Memorial 54 Hole Golf Marathon on Wednesday 22nd June.

Fundraising for Gene Sequencing Equipment at the Mater Hospital, Dublin, the event will see 24 players take to the Darren Clarke-designed championship course in this unique event which will tee off just after sunrise.

While several participants on the day will play the full 54 holes, some players will have a partner to tag-team with while others will complete 45 holes.


Speaking about the event, Rita Shah (co-founder of Shabra Charity) said: “I feel emotional but happy that Shabra Charity has fulfilled late Oliver Brady’s (the charismatic and colourful Horse Trainer) promise to deliver the first Gene Sequencing Equipment at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. We have raised over €1,000,000 and this will benefit the people of Ireland.

“I would like to thank everyone who has so generously donated to Shabra Charity Foundation to make this a reality. Every cent donated goes directly for the cause and all Shabra committee work voluntarily to fundraise.”

Simon Mooney, General Manager of Moyvalley Hotel and Golf Resort said: “We are thrilled to host this unique fundraising event with our long-time partners Shabra Charity and our founder, the late Oliver Brady. It’s a very worthy cause and one that we are proud to be associated with.”

Currently, the laboratory at The Mater Hospital is performing diagnostic genetic testing for Cardiology patients with suspected inherited cardiac conditions and is expanding to develop a national testing cardiac gene sequencing service.

The hospital is also now expanding the service to other disciplines including Ophthalmology, Pulmonary Hypertension and Metabolic Disorders.

Professor Peter O’Gorman from The Mater Hospital said: “The delivery of gene sequencing services to Irish patients would not have been possible without the support of the patrons and donors of Shabra Charity. We are very grateful to the charity committee and donators of Shabra Charity for the continued support. Thank you to Oliver, Rita, the Shabra Board and to the Shabra donors and fundraisers.”

To take part in the challenge each golfer must raise €500 for the charity, with companies and supporters of Shabra Charity getting involved and supporting the work of the charity, founded by Rita and Oliver.  A limited number of places are still available, and anyone interested in taking part should email for details.

To date, Shabra Charity has raised over €1,200,000 (€1.2m) for the Mater Hospital, Dublin.

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