Stella Maris Hope Row raises €3,585 for Oncology Unit

Pictured are: Tara Devon (2nd from left) and her 2 young sons Kian and Ryan. The two boys in blue in the centre of the photo are her nephews, who row for Stella Maris, Darren and Joshua Earley. The two ladies on either end are nurses from the St Vincent’s Oncology unit.

Darren Earley from the Stella Maris U18s crew and his brother Joshua Earley from Stella’s U16s crew, along with their mother Karen, aunt Tara and two little cousins Ryan and Kian, proudly handed over a cheque for €3,585 to St Vincent’s Oncology Unit in the Mater Hospital on behalf of Stella Maris and all the east coast rowing clubs who took part in the 2016 Hope Row.

The event, the fourth annual Hope Row, took place on September 10th, 2016. Once again, it was a huge success.

St Vincent’s Oncology Unit was chosen as one of the recipients of this year’s fundraiser in memory of the brave and courageous Colm Devon, who sadly lost his battle late last year to pancreatic cancer at the young age of 36.

Colm received tremendous support from St Vincent’s Oncology Unit, which is why it was chosen as one of the beneficiaries of this year’s fundraising effort. Colm was the loving husband of Tara, daddy to Ryan and Kian, uncle of Darren and Joshua and brother in law of Karen. RIP Colm.

Once again, Stella Maris would like to thank all who took part and sponsored the Hope Row in 2016. This marks a great start to the club’s 80th year.

By Jennifer Reddin