The Youghal Cancer Support Group – has been overwhelmed by the public response

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The Youghal Cancer Support Group – has been overwhelmed by the public response to its fundraising efforts. Photos of the fundraiser below taken by Michael O’Connell.

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RTÉ 2fm’s Ryan Tubridy donned an auctioneer’s hat and took up a gavel today ( 25th Feb 2013) to auction off his bovine namesake, ‘Tubridy the Calf’, at Dungarvan Cattle Mart, Co. Waterford.

The sale of the Tubridy the Calf to the winning bidder, John ‘The Bull’ Hayes, fetched a whopping €5,500.

The total amount raised from the auction reached in excess of €40,000, with all proceeds going to Youghal Cancer Support Group.

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Speaking about the auction, Tubridy said: “I had bonded with my namesake ‘Tubridy the Calf’ over recent weeks but, you know what they say: ‘If you love something, set it free’! In all seriousness, though, I’m delighted that the sale of the calf and the other animals at the auction has raised these much-needed funds for Youghal Cancer Support Group. Click on the video below to see the charity auction

“We’ve had great fun here today in Dungarvan and it’s wonderful to see the community pulling together and turning out in their droves for such a deserving cause.”

Other animals auctioned at the charity cattle auction included calves named after, and auctioned off personally by, RTÉ One’s Today presenter Maura Derrane, RTÉ Radio 1’s Mooney reporter Brenda Donohue and John Kenny from D’unbelievables amongst others. Source: http://www.rte.ie/ten/2013/0225/tubridyr.html

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