Greyhound night to support growing county national school

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

CLOVERFIELD National School hopes to win big in the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, April 28.

CLOVERFIELD National School hopes to win big in the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, April 28.

Around 10 years ago 25 boys and girls attended the Dromkeen school. Today they have 51 and principal, Noreen O’Dea, says projected numbers for the coming years are very positive.

“We are currently looking forward to the building of a new classroom and learning support/resource classroom as growing numbers have seen the appointment of a third class teacher last September.

“It is hoped to make some improvements to the existing school building in conjunction with the building of the extension,” said Ms O’Dea.

With this in mind a fundraising committee was set up last October. They have organised a night in the Limerick Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, August 28 to further their goals.

The committee is chaired by Robert Holmes, Jim Connolly is the secretary and they are joined by parents association and board of management members, volunteer parents and the principal.

“There is great excitement as we look forward to a fun-filled family event with some surprises in store for the children. It would be a great opportunity for past pupils of the school to renew old acquaintances as well,” said Ms O’Dea.

Tickets cost €10 for adults and children under 16 go free. Despite the recession Ms O’Dea says local sponsors have been very generous.

Tickets can be bought from the school on 061-384566 or members of the fundraising committee and all the money from the night will go back in to the school.