GAA/PRESIDENTS VISIT: The Bord na nOg had the great honour of the President of the GAA, Liam O’Neill visiting the club last week and what a night it was. There was huge excitement building from 5pm for his arrival with over 110 players in club jersey’s from U6s to U16s out on the field training under the direction and guidance of their respective coaches and what a sight to see the GAA field full with the young players. By the time the President arrived a very large crowd, including club and County officials and County handball officers, school principles and teachers from both primary schools, among many.
On his arrival Liam O’Neill greeted all and spoke to all who he met. From there he went out to the field where he met each age group and had words of advice for all and posed for photos with them all. He also made time to meet all the parents and anyone there, and commented on the great number of players training. He then made a presentation to the three players who won the Mackey Cup with the South primary school. Team: Killian Real, Oisin O’Grady, and Killian O’Shea.
There was tea and refreshments served to all and treats for all the players. the President then left the grounds half an hour behind time, wishing all well and to continue the great work. All agreed it had been a great night for the club and that their President was very generous with his time and made a huge impression on everyone.
The Bord Na Nog club would like to thank the County Board officials for their help in organising this visit and also Anne Maire for all her work in organising the visit. Thanks also to all who helped in any way for this event especially the parents of the U14s, well done to all. U6, 8 and 10 training every Thursday 6 – 7pm.
Membership now overdue please give to your head coach. Cul camp is on July 8 to 12, contact co-coordinator William Fox. New club gear for Bord na nOg should be available in the next week or so.
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: The Bruff group of Alcoholics Anonymous is holding an open public meeting Friday 31 May at 8.30pm at the Band Room, rear of Bruff National School, Atlacca Road, Bruff. If you or someone you know has a problem with alcohol this meeting may provide some information on Alcoholics Anonymous and how it works, all are welcome.
TOURNAMENT: The annual Danny O’Sullivan Handball Tournament will be played over the weekend of June 15 with all the top players in the country attending. Programme and players details to follow.
BEREAVEMENT: The community extend their sympathy to the Carmody and Gallagher families on the death last week of Peggy Carmody, nee Gallagher and widow of the late Mick, who died suddenly at her residence last Thursday. She was a long time member of the senior church choir where her fine voice was an asset to the church services she attended. She is survived by her sons Michael and Jack, grandchildren, her brother John, nephews, daughter-in-law, sister=in-law other relatives and friends.
CLEAN UP: Tidy Towns thank all those who turned up last Saturday for the clean up of the street etc.,A big thanks to Scoby’s bar who provided the refreshments afterwards. Two new flower beds have been laid at the bottle bank and two big pots also one on the corner of Bank Place and the other near the handball alley.
COMMUNITY COUNCIL: The annual summer outing is arranged for 20 June to Waterford, cost €15 each. Anyone interested should give their names to any member of the community council.