THE HALF WAY HOUSE/Bunclody GAA and camogie club is standing by to receive 50 visiting players due to arrive shortly from Australia.
The travelling party representing Central Coast in the city of Sydney will give ' The Gathering' an early start at the Church Road grounds as they take part in a series of festive matches in aid of charity.
The connection between the Half Way and the Central Coast was made by Padraig Roberts from Bunclody, who coaches teams Down Under, and by former St. Patrick's (Ballyoughter) stalwart Shane Furlong. Among the hurlers in their squad are Bunclody favourites James Kehoe and Dylan Kehoe, who are first cousins.
'We are the club that has been hardest hit by emigration in the county,' suggested Half Way House/Bunclody PRO Barbara Anne Murphy, delighted that the traffic is not all one-way. All sports lovers are asked to mark the date Saturday,December 29 in the diary for the exhibition games in Bunclody, in support of HOPE, the cancer support centre in Enniscorthy. The programme of matches is:
Bunclody Camogie v Central Coast, 1.30 p.m.;
HWH/Bunclody under 14 footballers v Duffry Rovers, 2.30 p.m.;
HWH/Bunclody Football v Central Coast 3 p.m.
A raffle will be held on the day and after match presentations will be made afterwards in the River's Edge bar at 5 p.m. All donations are greatly appreciated. Please contact: Gearóid Roberts (087)6076612 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Shane Furlong email@example.com; or Enda Slevin firstname.lastname@example.org.