Saturday 1 October 2016

Summer fun at the GAA club

Published 28/08/2012 | 14:58

IT'S been a very busy summer down at Naomh Mearnog GAA Club in Portmarnock where hundreds of children have enjoyed a range of camps to suit all age groups.

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Kicking off with the cul camp in early July, there has been a total of five camps organised by Games Promotion Officer Paddy Gorey, with the support of many coaches over the two months. The popular nursery on Saturday mornings will be starting back shortly, while the underage teams will be returning to the field of play next week, where they will be able to put all their newly acquired skills to good use.

Anybody wishing to get involved should contact Paddy at 087-2110735. Meanwhile, the Frances Tobin Monaghan to Dublin Cycle takes place this Saturday in aid of Sock Ireland (Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge). The event will be followed by a gala night in the clubhouse, starting at 7pm. There will be entertainment, BBQ and prizes. All are welcome. Frances fought a very brave and courageous battle against this disease for 12 months. In her memory, her family have organised the event to raise much-needed funds for SOCK. If you would like to make a donation visit

The cycle will start at the Three Mile House Co. Monaghan and will finish at the Naomh Mearnog clubhouse, a distance of 140kms. The cycle will be broken into two stages, the last stage running from The Balrothery Inn to Portmarnock, where the family hope to be joined by even more cyclists who have more sense than to start the cycle from Monaghan Founded in February 2010, Supporting Ovarian Cancer Knowledge (SOCK) is dedicated to raising much needed funds for research and awareness into ovarian cancer.

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