St Molleran’s field day brings community together

St Molleran’s GAA Club has received a welcome financial boost to its coffers thanks to the funds raised by its field day last Sunday afternoon.

St Molleran’s GAA Club has received a welcome financial boost to its coffers thanks to the funds raised by its field day last Sunday afternoon.

The event attracted a large crowd and was blessed with fine weather just as it was about to start.

A spinner, sumo suits wrestling, throwing the wet sponges, skittles and the cross bar challenge as well as bouncy castles and face painting for kids were among the attractions for visitors.

St Molleran’s Club PRO Eddie Reade said it was brilliant day for the community and thanked all who helped the Club to make it a success.

“We thank you all most sincerely for any help given on the day, be it sponsorship, donations or coming along and spending your hard earned cash with us,” he told The Nationalist.

“One thing that was very noticeable on the day was the way the whole club rallied together as a single unit and the spirit of community and togetherness between all club members of all ages was something special to behold.”

The other big event for the Club last weekend was a football blitz for U-11s on home turf.

St Molleran’s opponents on the night were John Mitchells and The Nire.

The St Molleran’s boys proved they were as adept with the big ball as they are with the sliothar.

While the team were beaten by The Nire by a slim margin, they defeated John Mitchells.

The Club’s youngest players competed in the Roanmore blitz on Saturday morning. Once again these youngsters proved that the future of our club is in good hands by showing great skill and talent. Their performance showed that the Club’s juvenile academy is a basis for great pride in the parish.

On Friday night as the U-11s blitz was taking place, word came through to the Club of a tragic accident that saddened and shocked the whole of the parish.

News of the death of Joe Walsh was met with stunned silence. He was a former player with St Molleran’s and a man, who still retains a connection to the club through his family.

Words would never be enough to emphasise the depth of sympathy all in the Club feel for Joe’s family.

The Club extends heartfelt sympathy to his family and club members will keep them all in their thoughts and prayers.

As a mark of respect, a minute’s silence was observed in bingo on Friday night and the Intermediate hurling league game was called off on Saturday evening.

As word came through of the death of Joe Walsh it was met with stunned silence. A former player and a man who still retains a connection to the club through his family, words would never be enough to emphasise the depth of sympathy the we feel for all of Joes family, and all that we can do is offer our heartfelt sympathies and keep you all in our thoughts and prayers for as long as you need them. As a mark of respect a minutes silence was observed in bingo on Friday night and our Intermediate hurling league game was called off on Saturday evening.