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Thursday 18 September 2014

Jack and Jill benefits from fun day at Farmleigh

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

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Farmleigh resounded with laughter all afternoon as the parish fun day in aid of the Jack & Jill foundation lived up to its name. The event in aid of the good cause, run by the Marshalstown-Castledockrell GAA club, drew families to the field for an enjoyable few hours.

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Games for all ages were enlivened by commentary from deejay Liam Sharkey, while bottle and cake stalls did a roaring trade. The wellie throwing and obstacle courses attracted strong fields.

The novelty football game pitted Clare's Mares against Brian's Babes in novelty combat, with Frank Kelly refereeing in a clown's outfit. The final figure has yet to be confirmed, but it is expected that at least €1,500 was raised for the foundation.

In the light of the success of the venture, it is expected that the fun day will become an annual event.

Gorey Guardian

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