Press Release.

Tuesday 23rd May 2023 – For Immediate Release.


Join Croí at The Galway Races, for Fridays Most Stylish!

Croí is delighted to announce its upcoming charity fundraising race day, at the Galway Races on Friday 4th August 2023.

Croí have been fundraising at the Galway Races for 24 years and are delighted to welcome their loyal supporters and all racegoers who enjoy Friday’s evening racing, to join them for day five of the summer festival which is also known as “Fridays Most Stylish”!

Get your bank holiday off to a great start, while in the comfortable surrounds of the Killanin Stand and at the same time support the lifesaving work that Croí do in the region and beyond.

The Galway Races is one of the most popular events in the Irish sporting calendar. Croí hopes to harness the energy and enthusiasm of attendees to raise much needed funds for heart and stroke services to support patients and their families, and to lead in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. The evening’s events will include a complimentary coach transfer to and from Ballybrit; admission to the racecourse; admission to the top floor Panoramic Suite of the Killanin Stand; drinks reception on arrival; a four-course evening meal with wine, a guest tipster and private tote facilities. Attendees can enjoy the post-races entertainment in Ballybrit which Galway Races promises is their biggest music line up yet! Enjoy the festival atmosphere to the sounds of The Gamblers, The Conquerors, Bongo Steve, Rhythm Train DJ Set and to finish up the evening DJ Doc!

Croí is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the fight against heart disease and stroke, two major causes of death in Ireland. Croí provide lifesaving and support services from their state-of-the-art Heart and Stroke Centre in Galway, including free on-site apartment accommodation for family members of those receiving lifesaving hospital treatment during one of the most stressful and frightening times of their lives. Croí depend on donations, philanthropy, and fundraising events to continue to provide these essential services.

We are delighted to be hosting this event at the Galway Races for the 24th time this year. Not only is it an incredible opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of heart health, but it is also a chance for us to come together as a community and make a real difference in the lives of those affected by heart disease and stroke. All proceeds directly support Croí in the ongoing fight against heart disease and stroke.” said Neil Johnson, CEO, Croí.

Commenting on the upcoming fundraiser, Michael Moloney, CEO at Galway Racecourse said, “Croí are a brilliant long-standing partner for us here at Galway Races. Their mission and what they do aligns with our own brand values within our community. We visited them recently and saw first-hand the impactful work and projects they undertake. As a business we are hugely proud to work with them and look forward to welcoming their guests to Ballybrit very soon”.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting: Tel: 091 544310 or visit

The event is expected to be a sell out, so early booking is advisable. Croí would like to take this opportunity to thank the supporters of the Croí Race Day that is now in its 24th year. Only because of the generosity and support shown through these essential fundraising initiatives, ensures Croí can continue the lifesaving initiatives throughout communities.


Pictured L-R: Mike Cubbard, Community and Events Fundraising coordinator, Croí; Michael Moloney, CEO Galway Racecourse; Christine Flanagan, Director of Fundraising, Croí and Neil Johnson, CEO Croí.


 About Croí Heart & Stroke Charity: 

 At Croí, our aim is to lead the fight against heart disease and stroke, with a particular focus on the West of Ireland. Our mission is to prevent disease, save lives and promote recovery & wellbeing. Our work is funded from the proceeds of fundraising events, voluntary contributions, and philanthropy.

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