Ireland Soccer Star Stephen Kelly abseils off the roof for Motor Neurone Disease

Ireland defender Stephen Kelly took a break from training with the Ireland squad ahead of their World Cup Qualifier against Kazakhstan this week to launch the 2012 Croke Park Abseil in aid of the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association (IMNDA).

Fulham player Stephen was joined on Monday in Croker by 25 year old Motor Neurone Disease sufferer Patrick Kelly. The two Kelly’s met in the Irish team’s hotel during Euro 2012 in Poland where the Finglas born footballer kindly donated his jersey to Patrick.

The IMNDA is looking for thrill seekers to undertake this exciting and unique challenge alongside Stephen on Saturday 13th October and abseil 100ft from the roof of Croke Park’s Hogan Stand raising funds and awareness for people with Motor Neurone Disease.

MND is a progressive neurological condition that leaves people unable to do the everyday things that the rest of us take for granted. Walking, talking and swallowing may become virtually impossible. MND strikes people of all ages and there is no cure.

The IMNDA provides specialised services for people affected by this debilitating disease such as equipment on loan, financial assistance towards home help, advice and home visits by MND Nurse Specialists.

In order to provide these vital services the IMNDA depends heavily on the generosity of the public and supporters of the association who generate over 75% of its income.

Please Freefone 1800 403 403 or email for more information. This event is in association with www.adventure.ie