Racing for Rosabel – An Afternoon of Racing & Style Tips

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It’s the heart of the Summer festival season and the racing event of the year each July/August is
Galway Race Week. This can only mean great racing, fashionable style, stunning headpieces,
patrons punting and music throughout the week in the Summer air. The Skeff Late Bar, Eyre Square,
Galway in conjunction with Money Maximisers Advisors Ltd are getting in on the fun with a tipster
and style afternoon in aid of Rosabel’s Rooms on Tuesday the 31st of July from 12.30pm to 3.00pm.

“Racing for Rosabel” is going to be an afternoon of tips from Ireland’s top jockeys’ Robbie Power and Leigh Roche, hosted by Boyle Sports Director of Communications Leon Blanche. Joining these top racing pundits will be Galway footballer Paul Conroy on the back of winning the Connacht Football final with ex-footballer Michael Meehan who will be sharing their tips of picking their winning horses.

Fashionistas and style enthusiasts will have the opportunity to win some amazing prizes from Eyre
Square Shopping centre, Eddie Murphy Menswear and Barry’s Hair & Beauty Studio, while also
getting the lowdown on dressing for ladies day from Veteran ladies day winner Louise Allen, top
male lifestyle blogger Stuart Select Style and Galway milliner Gillian Duggan. TV3 Stylist
Caroline Downey will be on hand putting the style panel through their spaces asking the questions all
the ladies and gents of country want to know on that winning look.

Guests will be entertained by Paul Gaughan while enjoying delicious treats from the Skeff Kitchen
and a whiskey and bubbles drinks reception. The aim of the event is to raise money for Rosabel’s
Rooms – a charity established by parents Suzanne McClean and Gary Monroe in memory of their
beloved daughter Rosabel who died suddenly and unexpectedly in April 2017, aged only sixteen

Rosabel’s Rooms will be family-focused bereavement suites in hospitals around Ireland,
designed and developed on collaboration with the design and Dignity project at the Irish Hospice
Foundation. Rosabel’s Rooms will also be providing therapeutic and financial supports for individuals
impacted by child loss. The Room-to-heal fund will provide direct financial support for families in
the aftermath of child loss, assisting families to take time off work, pay for the funeral costs etc.
The main sponsor Money Maximising Advisors Ltd Managing Director Diarmaid Blake said; “We are so
delighted to be involved with Racing for Rosabel and raising funds for Rosabel’s Rooms. What a
traumatic and life changing experience for Gary and Suzanne, this is just heart breaking so by raising
funds for Rosabel’s Rooms we hope we can help other families that unfortunately may have to go
through a similar horrific situation. We are however looking forward to the day as well, with the
pundits, stylists and entertainment we will enjoy an afternoon of fun while raising money.”

Racing for Rosabel tickets are now on sale at the Skeffington Arms Hotel Eyre Square, Galway and on For more information go to or call Nicola, 091 563173.