Bovine beauty hoofing it to livestock auction

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Bovine beauty hoofing it to livestock auction By Christy Parker

The Youghal Cancer Support Group’s livestock auction reaches has entered its final stages prior to the event itself in at Dungarvan Mart on Monday February 25th. The group is seeking to establish a support and drop-in centre in Youghal to assist those affected directly and indirectly by cancer, while alleviating the stress of travelling to more distant urban centres.

Therese O' Connell from the Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre, Tina O' Driscoll, Local farmer and Noel Cronin, Community Radio Youghal, CRY 104FM, pictured with 'Therese' the cow that is going to be auctioned in dungarvan mart on Feb 25th 2013 in aid of Youghal Cancer Support Group & Centre and Centre. Pic: DOL

Therese O’ Connell from the Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre, Tina O’ Driscoll, Local farmer and Noel Cronin, Community Radio Youghal, CRY 104FM, pictured with ‘Therese’ the cow that is going to be auctioned in dungarvan mart on Feb 25th 2013 in aid of Youghal Cancer Support Group & Centre and Centre. Pic: DOL

Meanwhile livestock donations continue to be offered. The farmers committee supporting the initiative reports an “overwhelmingly positive” response as they visited the farmyard registering donated animals. Willing to put their cow where their mouths are, farmers s committee members Tina and Anthony O’Driscoll from Clashadonagh, are donating Therese, an eight year old British Fresian cow.

Brenda Donoghue, Ryan Tubridy and Jon Kenny will be attending the Livestock Charity Auction in aid of Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre in Dungarvan on 25th February 2013

Brenda Donoghue, Ryan Tubridy and Jon Kenny will be attending the Livestock Charity Auction in aid of Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre in Dungarvan on 25th February 2013

The old cow has been named in honour of (not ‘after,’ you understand!) Cancer Support Group founder Therese O’Connell and will be auctioned by CRY livewire Noel ‘Shocks’ Cronin. “Noel calls to see and feed her regularly and has become very attached to her,” says Tina, in deference to the bovine Therese. Noel denies seeking permission to have his ESB van modified to facilitate a large hoofed animal so it seems a parting of the ways is inevitable despite the mutual admiration.

Youghal Cancer Support Group with local farmers and fundraisers at the 'Meet the Press' event in the Red Store, Youghal on Monday 26th November 2012. Pic: YOL

Youghal Cancer Support Group with local farmers and fundraisers at the ‘Meet the Press’ event in the Red Store, Youghal on Monday 26th November 2012. Pic: YOL

Other well-known names due to bring down the hammer at the fun event are broadcaster Ryan Tubridy and comedians Jon Kenny (D’Unbelievables) and Tony Coffey (Bachelors in Trouble). The support centre will aim to provide information, transport, social events and qualified counselling. A holistic approach is also envisaged to include massage, meditation, yoga and alternative therapies, to operate in conjunction with prescribed medical treatments.

Diane Irwin, Treasurer Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre, Actor Tom Coffey from the comedy series "Bachelors in Trouble", Anthony O'Driscoll, Chairman of the farmers committee and Therese O'Connell, Chairwoman of the Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre at the 'Meet the Press' event in the Red Store, Youghal on Monday 26th November 2012. Pic: YOL

Diane Irwin, Treasurer Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre, Actor Tony Coffey from the comedy series “Bachelors in Trouble”, Anthony O’Driscoll, Chairman of the farmers committee and Therese O’Connell, Chairwoman of the Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre at the ‘Meet the Press’ event in the Red Store, Youghal on Monday 26th November 2012. Pic: YOL

Diane Irwin, Treasurer Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre, Elaine Flavin, Secretary of the farmers sub committee, Anthony O'Driscoll, Chairman of the farmers committee and Therese O'Connell, Chairwoman of the Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre at the 'Meet the Press' event in the Red Store, Youghal on Monday 26th November 2012. Pic: YOL

Diane Irwin, Treasurer Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre, Elaine Flavin, Secretary of the farmers sub committee, Anthony O’Driscoll, Chairman of the farmers committee and Therese O’Connell, Chairwoman of the Youghal Cancer Support Group and Centre at the ‘Meet the Press’ event in the Red Store, Youghal on Monday 26th November 2012. Pic: YOL

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  1. Thank you for adding to the awareness and support of cancer. I’ve written two songs, one about cancer and one about going through trials and looking back on them. Reaching out for support and help, and the joy of having come up through affliction. Here are the links I hope you find them connecting, and possibly helpful. Cancer Song-Not a Scarlet Letter: http://youtu.be/GcSJJoUHL_0 Scars In My Eyes: http://youtu.be/QT1S27bxFdk