News & Insights

 
ActionPoint News20th September 2019

World Cup Warm-up Brings Stars of the Game together to Raise Funds for Local Children’s Charities.

Cathal Sheridan (Munster Rugby), Craig Casey (Munster Rugby) Peter Hunt (ActionPoint), John Savage (ActionPoint), Tyler Bleyendaal (Munster Rugby), Pierre Visser (StatsPerform), JJ Hanrahan (Munster Rugby), Gerry Murray and Joy Neville.

ActionPoint Dell and LIVE 95 Combine to raise 8,846 euro for Cliona’s, CARI and Children’s Grief Centre.

Last Thursday morning, over 200 people assembled in Thomond Park for breakfast and 2 expert Rugby panels raising €8,846 for Limerick-based charities Cliona’sCARI and Children’s Grief Centre.  The World Cup Warm-up event organised by ActionPoint, Dell Technologies, Live95 and COS Events brought the Limerick business community together to hear stories and insights from former greats Jerry Flannery, Joy Neville and David Wallace.

After opening remarks from ActionPoint’s John Savage and Cliona’s Brendan Ring, the serious business started with the “Rugby: Mind, Body and Data” panel hosted by ActionPoint’s Peter Hunt. The panel included Sports Tech expertise from game tracking experts StatsPerform and GPS tracking specialists Stastports along with insight from Munster’s Mental Skills coach, Cathal Sheridan and the importance of mental wellbeing and psychological preparation for the modern player. Finally, Tyler Bleyendaal gave his insights on how data impacts the modern player.

The main panel, which was hosted by Live95’s Luke Liddy featured rugby royalty as Joy Neville was joined by Jerry Flannery, David Wallace and Conor Murray’s father Gerry to talk world cup camps, refereeing challenges and the family impact supporting a World Cup star. The former players shared some very entertaining stories and there were plenty laughs among the full house at Thomond Park.

Cathal Sheridan (Munster Rugby), Peter Hunt (ActionPoint), Ornea Rea (LIVE 95) and Brendan Ring (Cliona’s)


Speaking on behalf of the charities, Brendan Ring of Cliona’s said, “it’s fantastic to see so many gathered here today to support Cliona’sCARI and Children’s Grief Centre. Having the support of 2 wide-reaching technology companies like ActionPoint and Dell has enabled us to raise much needed funds to greatly support our mission and hard work. Time and time again, the local community has shown just how generous they are and today is no different. We are humbled and grateful for their ongoing support. Finally, I’d like to thank our partners Live95 and Caragh O’Shea from COS Events for driving the “Helping Limerick Children” initiative.”


L-R Joy Neville, Gerry Murray, Jerry Flannery and David Wallace share tales and a few laughs from previous World Cups.

Hear our exclusive Limerick Today Interview with Gerry Murray, father of Conor Murray here and audio from the Main Panel Event here

Finally, a thank you to all those who supported the event and helped raise funds for our 3 Charities. A special thanks to the companies below who purchased tables for the event.

THANK YOU!