Stars turn out for Cannonball 2015 in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation

NewsBy Eddie Rowley
Stars turn out for Cannonball 2015 in aid of Make-A-Wish Foundation

Make-A-Wish Foundation ambassador Padraig Harrington took time out from the golf course to join Ros Bannon (7), Daragh Gorman (5) and Fen Flannelly (5) in an authentic Delorean at the launch of Cannonball 2015.

This year’s Cannonball, in aid of the Make-a-Wish Foundation, takes place from 11th to 13th of September.

CANNONBALL, sponsored by Manhattan Popcorn, is the largest organised road trip in Europe and the most exciting motoring and social event of the year with most of the world’s top mark cars such as McLaren, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Masseratti, Rolls Royce and Bentley. 

New in 2015 are the Pagani Zonda, Keonigsegg and Carrera GT. 

These are 3 of the most unique cars in the world and are being shipped in to Ireland for the event with a combined value of €5 million. 

This year the start line for CANNONBALL will be at the Point Village, Dublin on Friday September 11th. 

The gleaming convoy will drive through 900KM of Irish open roads through Dublin, Sligo, The wild Atlantic way, Killaloe, Killarney and the ring of Kerry, Cahir and finishing in Wexford. 

The spectacular convoy will be more impressive than ever with free family Festivals all over the country and over 150,000 spectators are expected to line the streets all over Ireland.

Each start and finish line at each host town is infused with an electric atmosphere featuring Brazilian dancers, live music, DJs, The Monster Energy JAM Truck, local entertainers and dignitaries, confetti cannons, lots of Manhattan popcorn, Cannonball official merchandice and, of course, the unmistakable roar of 160 supercars. 

CANNONBALL 6 will raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation which is a children's charity that grants magical wishes to children between the ages of 3 - 17 years with life-threatening medical conditions.

CANNONBALL is the brainchild of Kildare Businessman and AB Signs proprietor, Alan Bannon and is now in its sixth year having already raised over €600,000 for Children’s charities.  

Cannonball celebrities including  Soap stars Ryan Thomas from Coronation St and Adam Thomas from Emmerdale, former Miss World Rosanna Davison and husband Wes Quirke, celebrity chef Rachel Allen, Models Georgia Salpa, Aisling Quinn, Hazel O Sullivan, Emma Quinlan and Holly Carpenter have been keen Cannonballers over the years as well as Roz Purcell, Nadia Forde, and  Ryan Tubridy, Mick Galway, Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy also geared up for Cannonball and it never disappoints in the celeb stakes.

Bruno Mars even showed up one year to join Boyzone’s Shane Lynch for a quick pit stop in Cork!