Donal O’Connor, Sergio’s father comes from a well known Dublin family of traditional musicians and many of their friends have kindly offered to perform at various events throughout Ireland and abroad.

See below for details about each of these past and future events.





Christmas Eve Busking on Grafton St. - 24th December 2012

We would like to sincerely thank all the young Dublin musicians who gave of their time on Christmas Eve to busk on Grafton Street on behalf of Sergio. They played and danced all day from 8 in the morning to 11.30 that evening generating a great athmosphere with such enthusiasm and in the process raising over 3000 euros for Sergio’s fund. We are very grateful for their effort and giving of their time and music.

Camino Walk - 15th September 2012

Sponsored ‘El Camino’ Walk on the 15th of September 2012

Sponsored walk in aid of Sergio O’Connor organised by Brendan and Inagh Sheridan who are going to Spain to partake in the St James of Compostela Walk, often referred to as ‘El Camino’ on the 15 September. Anyone interested in supporting this by sponsorship or donation should ring (01- 8394115).

Brendan and Inagh are members of the John Murray Walking Club and regularly travel to participate in walks around Ireland.

Sky Dive in Birr - Saturday 26th August 2012


The Skydive in aid of Sergio O’Connor was organised by Lorraine Mullane from Ennistymon. A bus load of supporters came up from Co Clare for the occasion. The Mullane family have previously organised many various fundraising events in County Clare for the Help Sergio campaign.

Griffins Waxing and Head Shaving Night - Saturday 11th August 2012

Holding a night for all in Griffins, Saturday August 11th to raise money for Sergio O’Connor. From 10 p.m that night waxing and head shaving for all the men will be held! All donations will be greatly appreciated on the night.

5-a-side Tournament, Family Fun Day & Session - Saturday 11th August 2012

Many thanks to Martin Russell, Emmet and Ray Lawlor who organised a five-a side-soccer tournament, family fun day and a session in Lusk, Co. Dublin. Sergio’s aunt, Aoife Fyans was presented with a cheque for €1200.

Scoil Acla Cultural Summer School - Sunday 5th August 2012

Benefit Concert Kinvara, Co. Galway - Saturday 28th July 2012

Johnson’s Hall, Kinvara, Co Galway on Saturday 28th July 2012


Featuring •KYM (Kinvara Young Musicians)

•Seamus & Manus McGuire with Garry O’Briain

•Maire O’Keeffe & Eilish O’Connor

•Carol Campbell

•Brock McGuire Band

Doors open 8pm for 8.30pm • Admission €10 Donations will also be accepted on the night

Garage Sale Vancouver - Saturday 28th July 2012

Many thanks to Ita Kane and her friend Tara who held a Garage Sale in Vancouver.

Tradathon: Sessions for Sergio - Saturday 9th June 2012

Event: Tradathon: Sessions for Sergio
Date: Saturday 9th June (night before Ireland’s first Euro 2012 match)
Location: Sessions confirmed so far…
Dublin – The Ferryman (12:00 -12:00)
Belfast – The Kitchen Bar (time tbc)
Glasgow – ‘Sweeneys at the Park’ 962 Pollockshaws Rd., Glasgow (12:00 -12:00)
Boston (pub & time tbc)
Doha, Qatar (pub & time tbc)
Cootehill – Smiths (12:00 – 12:00)
Lurgan – JP’s Lounge (12:00 – 12:00)
Achill – Gielty’s (time tbc)
Mullabawn (pub & time tbc)

Parish Encounter Group Coffee Morning - Wednesday 6th June 2012

Location: Baldoyle Parish Hall, Dublin 13

Date: Wednesday 6th June 2012

Time: 10am to 12 noon

Please come in and enjoy a cuppa, a chat and a chance to win in our raffle whilst supporting this very worthy cause!


The Clé Club - Wednesday 6th June 2012

The Clé Club

Downstairs in The Stag’s Head

No1 Dame Court

Dublin 2

Wednesday evenings

Doors open 8.30pm


Wednesday 6th June: Help Sergio O’Connor

Fear a Tí: Séamus Dooley

With the O’Connor Family, Liam, Mick and Aoife, Ciarán O’Reilly and other friends

Sergio O’Connor was born with an incomplete oesophagus. He is currently in Boston with his father, Donal, where he is undergoing life changing surgery. Sergio is doing extraordinarily well and doctors are very pleased with his progress.


However, costs for Sergio’s family continue to mount and they need all the support we can muster to help them through this difficult time and set Sergio on the road to full recovery.


Admission by donation – all proceeds to help Sergio and his family

Flora Women's Mini Marathon - Monday 4th June 2012

Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament for Sergio - Friday May 25th 2012

Fully dealer-dealt Texas Hold Em Poker Tournament for Sergio.

Minimum first prize €1,000, guaranteed.
Entry €35, rebuys at €10.
Places are limited, and booking is essential. You can book your place/table through this website, at, by emailing, or by calling 0879219661. Bookings must be in by May 18th. This will be a great night out, with a chance to win big, and all for such a deserving cause. Sergio needs your help, and you need an excuse for a night out – book a table NOW for your friends/workmates/sports club, etc, to avoid disappointment!

Fleadh Nua Festival Club for Sergio - 25th + 26th May 2012

The Fleadh Nua ran a Festival Club where all proceeds went to Baby Sergio O’Connor in the Old Ground Hotel, Ennis, Co. Clare. The Festival Club ran on both nights. A massive thank you to all that attended these benefit nights, to the organising committee and also to the brilliant musicians who performed amazingly on the nights.



Family Fun Day at the Burren, Boston - Sunday May 20th 2012

Scoil Assaim, Charity Fight Night - Friday May 11th 2012

Scoil Assaim present Golden Carruth Charity Fight Night

7.30pm, Friday, May 11th 2012

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin


After six weeks of preparation, our brave fighters are ready for action tonight!! 7.30pm in the Crowne Plaza is ‘kick off’ time for a night to remember!! We are truly grateful to the many businesses who have contributed so generously to the charity fund, raffle and auction!


The matches, in order, are as follows:

1. Damien Duffy V Brendan Atkins

2. Donnchadh Kelleher V Emmett Coulter

3. Jim Maguire V Barry McGuirk.

4. Adrienne Atkins V Emily Westbrooks

5. Noel Reid V James Fallon

6. Jim Keogh V Tony O’Donovan

7. Muireann Kelleher V Emma Cloherty

8. Rod Cassidy V Joe Ormsby

9. Dave Geary V Don Wycherley

10. Alison Donoghue V Mary Perdue Smyth

11. Jack Roche V Jack Wycherley

12. Yvonne Heaney V Aoife Rhodes

13. Brian McNeice V Colm Codd

14. Eanna Byrne V Michael Westbrooks

15. Ian Whittington V Mark Hamilton!


Good luck to all involved tonight! Enjoy what is set to be the most exciting event on 2012′s Calendar pages!!

Paul Conlan: The Belfast City Marathon - Monday 7th May 2012

Paul Conlan ran the Belfast City Marathon last Monday 7th May for Sergio in 3 hours 46 mins!! Incredible!! Thank you so much Paul!!

Seachtain na Gaeilge in DkIT - Friday 30th April 2012

DkIT enthusiastically embraced Irish language and culture this week as students and staff participated in various activities throughout the campus for Seachtain Na Gaeilge, promoting the Irish language as well as Irish music and dance. Seachtain na Gaeilge is an annual two-week celebration, with schools, communities and organisations all over the country organising and taking part in events covering all aspects of Irish culture and arts.

Events in DkIT kicked off on Monday, as students took part in various “tradathons” throughout the campus. The money raised from the traditional Irish music sessions was put towards “HelpSergio”, a charity set up in aid of Dublin-born Sergio O’ Connor, who was born with an incomplete oesophagus. Over €750 was raised for contribution to the cause.

The Lyons Den 'Fight for Sergio' Boxing Tournament - Saturday 21st April 2012


Sergio O’Connor’s family would like to thank Willie Lyons and his family; Barry Brian and Neill for organising a super night of ‘White Collar Boxing’ in Innis Fail’s GAA Club on the 21 April.
There was a great atmosphere and the boxing was tremendously exciting. The boxers spent months preparing and it showed in the ring; they were fit as fiddles. Musicians Tomás Ó Broin and Cormac Chambers gave it their all.
Members of the Bonny Men showed their mettle when Barry Lyons and Adam Whelan gave an all mighty performance.Young Fiachra Potts in his first bout gave a good account of himself, cheered on by his family. It was acknowledged by most people present that the female boxers excelled on the night and it was a very exciting bout.
The MC Tony Canning did an excellent job as did the referee, Eddie. The night was rounded off with a raffle and supper. One of the highlights was the appearance of ‘Elvis’ during the night. We would also like to thank all the other people who made the night such a success.



Pobalscoil Neasain Fundraising Events for Sergio - April 2012

The Students’ Council of St. Nessan’s Community School are having a copper collection fund raiser for Sergio O’Connor. They are trying to collect as many coppers (1cent, 2cent and 5 cent coins) as possible. Hopefully before the summer exams we will have created a copper chain of around the entire school. So please if there are any coppers that are in jam jars, boxes or behind the couch that you are not using drop them in to PSN and help us help Sergio.

The students also put on a amazing concert in the school canteen.


Students, under the watchful eye of Mr. Coman, gave a Science Show.

Fundraising Concert at Firgrove Hotel - Sunday 18th March 2012

Firgrove hotel
Mitchelstown, Ireland
Bobby Gardiner and a host of singers and musicians:- Mr Jimmy Morrison and his music Group, step dancers, and adult set dancers. – ‘Eisteigi’, a group of six excellent singers. – ‘The Maestro’ Mr Bobby Gardiner. – Flute and accordian virtuosi, Mr Billy Clifford and Mr Tommy Kennedy. – Mr and Mrs Eoghan and Luca O’Sullivan, Accordian, Flute and Concertina. – ‘The CrossKeys’: our local house session musicians and singers Martin Power and friends.

Show For Sergio - Saturday 25th February 2012

Saturday 25th February 2012: Show for Sergio

We had a star studded concert in Vicar Street on Saturday 25th February 2012 featuring an amazing lineup of musicians and singers. The night was a huge success by all accounts.





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Ennistymon CCÉ Fundraising Concert - Sunday 19th February 2012

Joe Rynne and the committee of Ennistymon branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann organised a fundraising concert for baby Sergio O’Connor at the Teach Cheoil on Sunday 19th February. It was a spectacular success with a packed hall with attendance by young and old.

Musicians, dancers and singers came from all over the county to give a great performance. The O’Connor family was associated with Ennistymon CCÉ since its inception and was regular performers at the Teach Ceoil and other venues throughout County Clare. Many thanks again to all concerned in coming to the aid of baby Sergio, we are deeply appreciative and grateful.

Dublin Unitarian Church Concert - Thursday 29th December 2011

A fundraising concert of traditional music is being held on Thursday 29th December 2011 at 8pm in the Dublin Unitarian Church, St Stephens Green, Dublin. Line up includes Mick and Aoife O’Brien, Mícheál Ó Raghallaigh, Kevin Rowsome & Lorraine Hickey, Antoin MacGabhann, Jerry O’Reilly and Kieran Wade. The O’Connor family (Mick, Ann, Darach, Aoife, Donal & Liam) have had a long involvement with Cluain Tarbh both as members and teachers. Click here for more details >;>;>;

The Wrenboys - Monday 26th December 2011

Two separate Wrenboy Hunts are being organised by Eoghan Scott on Dublin’s Southside and also by Ceoltóirí Chluain Tarbh on the Northside. Keep an eye out for the Wren Hunt wherever you are on St. Stephen’s Day. Click here for more details >;>;>;

Christmas Day Basketball Game - Sunday 25th December 2011

The annual Christmas day basketball game takes place once again in Ennistymon Community Centre, Co Clare. The tradition was initiated by the founding members of the club in 1958. This year the Home V Exiles game is supporting the Help Sergio appeal. Click here for more details >;>;>;

Busking on Grafton Street - Saturday 26th December 2011

Members of the Under 15 Group from Ceoltóiri Cluain Tarbh are planning to give up their Christmas Eve in order to do some busking on Grafton Street on what’s sure to be a cold day. Ceoltóiri Cluain Tarbh have been very pro-active in supporting the Help Sergio campaign. Click here for more details >;>;>;

Buskathon - Saturday 17th December 2011

The Buskathon on Grafton Street on the 17th December will certainly help everyone get into the festive spirit. We will have some of the big names in Irish music doing 8 hours of non-stop music & songs to raise funds for Sergio O’Connor. Click here for more details >;>;>;

Paris Fundraising Gig - Friday 16th December 2011

Sergio O’Connor’s father, Donal has strong links with the Irish Association of Paris (Association Irlandaise de Paris) and his friends there are kindly organising a big night of Irish music for Sergio in the The Quiet Man, Paris. Click here for more details >;>;>;







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