Swan Club fun days attract more than 160 kids

Fun coaching sessions, matches and bouncy castles drew more than 160 boys and girls to the Swan GAA Club last weekend.

Fun coaching sessions, matches and bouncy castles drew more than 160 boys and girls to the Swan GAA Club last weekend.

The Club organised player and family fun days in place of a summer camp this year for children aged between five and 13.

And it was blessed with not only good weather but a large crowd of children and their parents to The Green last Friday evening and Saturday.

Swan GAA Club Juvenile Secretary Terry Lonergan said they kicked off with GAA skills coaching sessions, which were followed by a series of mini-matches on the Saturday morning.

Saturday afternoon was devoted to fun and games with bouncy castles and other attractions. Ample refreshments were laid on for the participants and their families by the Swan Club’s ladies committee with help from local stores, who sponsored food and drink.

Each of the 164 children, who took part in the event, were presented with a Swan Club sliothar and hurley.

The children and their families also did their bit for Down Syndrome Ireland by taking part in an ice cream fundraising morning for the charity on Saturday.

Terry Lonergan said the Club was delighted with the turnout for the two fun days.

“I would definitely say we will hold the event again. It was great for the parents to see what the Swan Club is doing,” she said.

Terry said she wished to thank all who helped in any way to make the event so enjoyable for the children and adults including the Swan Club Juvenile Committee, Swan Club players, mentor and coaches, Swan Club Ladies Committee and local sponsors.