Night of Legends in Carton House
On May 1st 2014, Carton House hosted the most amazing line up of Irish Sporting Legends, ever to be brought together in aid of Michaela Foundation. ‘Night of Legends’ brought the biggest stars from their respective sports together for an evening of fine dining, sports chat and memorabilia auctioning in the exquisite Carton House.
Brian O’Driscoll, Ireland’s greatest Rugby player, Paul McGinley, 2014 Ryder Cup captain, Martin O’Neill, Republic of Ireland manager, Mickey Harte, 3 time Senior All-Ireland winning manager with Tyrone, and hurling’s most decorated player, Kilkenny’s 11 time All-Star, Henry Shefflin all came together for what turned out to be a spectacular event, not to be forgotten!
The Sporting Legends captivated a packed audience with their anecdotes and personal recollections which spanned the entire sporting spectrum. Never before had all five legends gathered together for such an event. It truly was a momentous occasion in aid of Michaela Foundation.
MC Gráinne Seoige brought great glamour and sparkle to the evening with her gorgeous gala dress and recently acquired engagement ring. Ireland’s much loved GAA correspondent and commentator, Brian Carthy interviewed the Legends as did Gráinne. They both kept the audience gripped with their impeccable interviewing skills and well penned questions.
On behalf of Michaela Foundation Mark Harte stated, “We are extremely grateful to our Legends, MCs, Carton House and the Mallaghan family and all those who contributed in any way to such a wonderful occasion. We look forward to the next exciting chapter in the work of Michaela Foundation.”
Over three hundred guests attended this exclusive gala fundraising event in Carton House, Kildare. John McAreavey of Michaela Foundation thanked all in attendance and event sponsors for their great generosity and informed the captive audience of how the funds raised would support Michaela Foundation’s beneficiaries.
Conor Mallaghan, owner of Carton House stated, “We are delighted to lend our support to Michaela Foundation, an organisation very close to our hearts. It was a privilege to host the Legends at Carton House.
Further to the individual chat sessions with the Legends, guests were entertained by comedian and actor Conor Grimes. Adrian Logan did a magnificent job as auctioneer.
Mickey Harte speaking on behalf of Michaela Foundation said “we were overwhelmed by the generosity of the guests and the willing manner in which the legends shared their insights and their time with us. The success of the night went beyond our wildest dreams and we will be forever grateful to anyone who contributed in anyway.”