Inniscarra GAA Seamus Noonan Long Puck presentation night
ON a cold St Stephen's afternoon the members, supporters, families, friends and foreign relations of Inniscarra GAA Club turned out to partake in the Seamus Noonan Long Puck competition and the financial fruits of that day were shared between two very deserving causes recently.
Each year there is a lot of competition amongst the participating teams to win, with the bragging rights and the cup on display on the mantelpiece for the following 12 months. Perhaps more importantly, however, this year the proceeds were donated to Marymount Hospice in Curraheen and the Jamie Wall Fund (an ill past Cork Intermediate Player in 2014).
On Thursday 15th the presentation of the proceeds was made in the Wayside Bar to Ann Ellard of Marymount Hospice and she gave a brief outline of where the funds will be going.
Some extra beds were opened in the past year and part of the funds will go to help in this and other items within the hospice. Anne also said that it doesn't matter how small the donation is - she has written receipts for as little as €2 from people and it all helps.
Michael Wall, father of Jamie Wall, was also present to accept the proceeds from the committee. He briefly outlined the status of Jamie - Jamie played a hurling game and a few days later he was in hospital having an operation to remove an abscess from his spine. As a result of this, it has left him paralysed from the chest down.
Jamie is now attending the rehab unit in Dun Laoghaire where he continues to get treatment on a daily basis.
Michael also said the GAA community in general have been a great support to Jamie and his family in the past few months.
"We all wish Jamie well in his recovery and hope the proceeds we donated will help in some way," said Enda Linehan of Inniscarra GAA..
Also present on the night were the organising committee, club officers & members of the Inniscarra GAA and Inniscarra Camogie club. Some light refreshments were organised by the Keating family for all present on the night and all went down a treat.
The clubs are already looking forward to the event in 2015.