27 Sept 2022

WATCH: Malachy Murray warms up for Offaly charity ball with Bond-inspired promo

Love is in the air in 'Tull-Amore' as roving presenter Malachy Murray, played by local native and FM104’s Terry Fahy, gets ready to don his cravat as Master of Ceremonies at Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s second annual Valentine’s Ball.

Tipped as the romantic event of the season, people in the midlands are strongly urged to avoid disappointment and order tickets online today at for the ‘chance of a glance’ from the smooth-talking, debonair host Malachy Murray, as shown in the promotional video at the head of this article.

Tickets are also available at Galvin Tullamore, Sally West, the Wooden Hanger or from the team in Mountbolus.

The black-tie ball which is organised by the Acquired Brain Injury Ireland team in Mountbolus takes place on Saturday, February 16 in the Tullamore Court Hotel. The charity’s goal is to raise vital funds for more neuro-rehabilitation services for brain injury survivors.

Malachy said: “When people ask me what’s more important – food or love. I don’t usually answer because I’m eating. But this Valentine’s Ball in aid of Acquired Brain Injury Ireland has it all – fine food, love, music and with my natural charms on display, you’re sure to be smitten with at least one person on the night."

"I’ll also be showing what happened when I ventured onto the mean streets of Offaly, a celebrity chef will teach you how to cook the ultimate aphrodisiac and there’s a special address from the President himself, plus much, much more."

Highlights on the night will include a comedy sketch from Malachy Murray, music from The Secrets and guests will also hear from real life brain injury survivor Niamh Cahill from Portlaoise.

According to the national brain injury charity, as many as 19,000 brain injuries happen in Ireland every year from causes including stroke, road traffic accidents, falls and assaults. That’s 53 people every day – men and women of all ages – acquiring a brain injury that can affect their lives and those of their family for months and years after the initial injury.

In Offaly, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s neuro-rehabilitation service based in Mountbolus is working to rebuild the lives of more than 160 brain injury survivors across the midlands in Offaly, Laois, Longford and Westmeath on an ongoing basis.

Martin Nunan, Local Services Manager, Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Mountbolus said: “We believe every brain injury is unique and we tailor rehabilitation plans for all our brain injury survivors. Ultimately our goal is that our clients won’t need us anymore. By joining our Valentine’s Ball, our guests will not only enjoy an incredible experience, but every donation will help make life better for people with brain injury right here in the midlands and around the country.”

Tickets for the Acquired Brain Injury Ireland Valentine’s Ball on February 16 are priced at €60. Order tickets online at or by phone contact Natasha Quinn in head office on 01-2804164. Or pop into your local Acquired Brain Injury Ireland in Mountbolus to collect tickets in person.

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