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Race night in Ranelagh to aid local Gaels

Ranelagh Gaels are delighted to announce that we will be holding an exciting race night in Smyths on Thursday, September 18.

Just as All-Ireland fever will be reaching its maximum, Ranelagh Gaels will be engaging in an ambitious fund-raising venture.

Everyone is welcome along for what is building up to be a great night of fun an entertainment.

You can get involved by sponsoring a race, buying a horse or just helping out in the organisation on the night - drop an email to ranelaghgaelsmail@gmail.com.

More details about this great upcoming event will be posted at (www.ranelaghgaels.ie) and on their Twitter account RanelaghGaels.

All money raised will go towards a great cause - keeping their local GAA club up and running. Ranelagh Gaels was formed in 2003 and since then, the club has been going from strength to strength.

Having started with just one team, they entered two men's sides into championship action this year and with their ladies team going strong, they also run a thriving juvenile academy.

From September they plan to add an Under-10s team and a first underage hurling side to their ever-growing roster. Last weekend they gained access to the newly refurbished pavilion in Bushy Park for the first time - another milestone for a club really going places.

Charity begins close to home

THE link between local clubs and charities has never been stronger and St Peregrine's are no different in aiding their local community in that respect.

Their minor team were active in fund-raising throughout the year and they reaped their rewards after donating €250 to the clubs nursery and academy.

When they told Colm and James at 65hurls what they wanted, the lads matched their donation, which has helped supply the nursery and academy with much needed hurleys and sliotars for training.

Their efforts have not stopped there with a further €850 donated to a local suicide awareness charity in the area, a wonderful gesture by the club.