Golf Classic and Rugby World Cup Party

Mater Neurological Appeal will hold the 6th Annual Neurological Golf Classic on September 21st 2007.
The Event

The Hermitage Golf Course, Lucan will be the venue for the Golf Classic, and later in the day participants are invited to watch the Irish Rugby team in their match against France on the big screen in the club house.


11am Registration / Soup and Sandwiches
12 noon Shotgun Start
6pm Dinner and Presentation of Prizes
8pm Rugby World Cup Party
Free transport back to Dublin at 11pm Eccles Street prior to renovation

The Project

Participation and support of the Golf Classic will provide funding for the renovation of No. 57 Eccles Street, which will in time house a facility for people with Neurological Conditions in Ireland. This project, the brainchild of Dr. Tim Lynch. Consultant Neurologist at the Mater Misericordiae hospital, Dublin, was begun in 2002. Work on the renovation of what had been a derelict Georgian building in Eccles Street involves major redevelopment work. To date, the very successful fundraising events including the now established Golf Classic, Neurological Balls, and Benefit Concerts have raised €1.7 million.

The Background

Neurological conditions include Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, Stroke, Alzheimer's Disease, Epilepsy, Migraine, Motor Neurone Disease, Brain Injury and Spinal Injury. There are 500,000 people in Ireland with these and other neurological problems.
Ireland has the lowest ratio of consultant neurologists per head of population in the western world. There is 1 consultant neurologist per 17,000 population in Finland. In Ireland there are 1 for 250,000. There is a 1-1.5 year waiting list to see a consultant neurologist for patients with neurological problems.

How to become involved

Your participation in the Neurological Golf Classic will provide much needed support to complete the renovation of 57 Eccles Street. The involvement of individuals, groups and companies in what promises to be a most enjoyable day is welcome. To take part please contact the Mater Foundation at 53 - 54 Eccles Street Telephone: 01 8303482

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