Tipperary Regional Youth Service refused to let the lack of sun and the abundance of bad weather rain on their summer activities. The team were still debating whether YiiPPe would be a runner in the hour coming up to kick off. Thankfully the sun came out and dried up most of the rain and families poured into the Abbey school field for a great day filled with circus antics, hook a duck games, face painting and kite flying. Everyone who came really enjoyed themselves. We even spotted some of the mums and dads trying out circus tricks. The YiiPPe music fest was as successful with seven acts taking part in the battle of the bands final. The winners, a trio of wonderful musicians, Megan Brahon, Roisin Cotter and Catherine Mulcahy, wowed the judges and the audience with their musical mash ups. These talented ladies will record some of their favourite tracks in the Gaf Studio before the summers end. The day finished with young people flying kites for mental health. The Garda Diversion Project hosted a two day road safety programme in conjunction with the RSA, Tipperary Gardai and Canon Hayes Sports Complex, where their was a raising of the communities awareness on how to safely drive, cycle and walk on our roads.
The Tipperary Youth Project Summer Camp was also very successful despite the rain. Over fifty kids between the ages of eight and twelve enjoyed two weeks jam-packed with activities. The highlight for the older groups was the film making. Three short movies were made and the last day was a special screening so the young film stars could see the fruits of their hard work.
TRYS would like to thank all the workers, funders, young people and in particular all the volunteers who helped make it a busy summer for us all this year. Thanks too to The Abbey CBS and Canon Hayes Sports Complex who provided us with their fantastic venues.
If you would like to find out the many services TRYS has on offer please don’t hesitate to drop in to us on Bank Place (across from Brudairs) or call us on 062 52604. You can also catch us online at www.trys.ie.