Sunday 27 May 2018

Catherine cooks up a storm for Hockey Club

Sara Gahan

Gorgeous aromas filled Seafield Hotel last week as celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio cookery demonstration had mouths watering.

The event came about through the Gorey Hockey Club committee, who are trying to raise funds to build their new pitch after securing land this year.

Chairman of the pitch committee Adrian Copeland said they were delighted with the great turnout and they hope to have raised around €10,000 towards their AstroTurf.

During the evening, a variety of business stalls lined the room displaying homemade food and handmade crafts, before Catherine demonstrated how to cook some recipes from her latest book 'Catherine's Taste of Home'.

Businesses who took part included Meadows, Lightworker Candle and Crystals, Bramble Cottage Kitchen, Macamore Buffalo, The Birds and The Teas, Healing Balms, Moon Cake, Love Silver Ireland and Ballyelland Pottery.

Adrian welcomed Catherine and thanked all who have put in a lot of hard work the past six weeks in securing funding for the pitch.

The huge task now for the Gorey Hockey Club is raising the target of €100,000 to build the AstroTurf, so, on the night, Adrian launched Gorey Come Dine With Me and encouraged all to take part.

'Just invite friends to your house and then they donate what they would normally spend on a meal in a restaurant,' said Adrian.

The hundreds of people who gathered to see Catherine were treated to a demonstration on smoked salmon roll salad, duo of soups - beetroot and Jerusalem artichoke with bacon, five-spice seared duck breasts with honey and raspberry sauce and wilted pak choi and spring onions and a amaretto truffle torte.

The Gorey Hockey Club was founded in 1980, but have never had a home to call their own, but this year, it secured the lease of land at Creagh from Wexford County Council.

The new development is being made with the support of St Joseph's National School, Creagh College and Gorey Educate Together.

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