Rugby stars Alan Quinlan and Denis Leamy will be at the Mitchelstown Leisure Centre to motivate people.

Cystic fibrosis is a genetic disease, which is extremely prevalent in Ireland and in order to raise awareness of the disease and help to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland, there will be a special fundraising event in Mitchelstown on April 12.

The Rebel 65 4 CF is the brainchild of Nicholas and Colette Roche from Corroghorm, Mitchelstown and they are hoping to raise €7,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland.

Nicholas explained that most people know someone who has cystic fibrosis, but a lot of people don’t understand it fully, so this fundraiser is as much about raising awareness, as it is about raising money.

He said that people have been very generous and the raffle, which will take place on the night has been a big hit, with some fantastic prizes up for grabs and the top prizes are overnight stays in four and five star hotels across Ireland.

Tickets are available to purchase from some of the participants and also from Mitchelstown Leisure Centre and Mitchelstown Post Office.

On April 12 at 6.30pm, participants will complete 65 different exercises in 65 minutes and rugby stars Alan Quinlan and Denis Leamy will be at the Mitchelstown Leisure Centre on the night to motivate people and to enjoy the event.

It is €10 to register for the event at Mitchelstown Leisure Centre from 5.30pm on April 5, or participants can register on the night (April 12) for €12 before 6.30pm.

There will also be music by DJ Denny and for those who don’t want to take part, this promises to be a fun night and a unique fundraiser that people can get involved in.

The symptoms and severity of cystic fibrosis vary from person to person, but a sufferer will have to daily manage their nutritional intake, take medications, use inhalation therapy, physiotherapy and exercise to manage the disease and research is ongoing to find a cure.

For more information, check out Rebel 65 4 CF on Facebook and online donations can be made to Rebel 65 4 CF on