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Spot-on idea for homeless

THERE will be a special penalty struck at the home of St Brigid's in Russell Park next month.

And even Shane Supple won't be able to get near it!

The penalty kick is in aid of the Simon Community, and the net is sure to dance.

The 'Magnificent Seven' from Tyrone will be travelling around Ireland in four days (July 24-July 28) to take a penalty in each of the 32 counties.

"On our travels we will sleep on the street. That gesture can in no way compare to the relentless efforts of the homeless to survive on the streets all year round," explains Ciarán Slane.

"The Simon Community do such great work for the homeless community and we are asking every GAA club in the country to donate €32 to the Simon Communities of Ireland."

Ciarán reveals that the 'Tyrone 7' have been perfecting the art of the penalty kick for the four-day challenge.

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Schools talent lights up Lusk

THE inaugural Schools Hurling Cup recently hosted by Lusk's Round Tower was a resounding success - brilliantly showcasing some of the most talented young hurlers in the North County.

Three schools took part in the competition, which was organised by the club's games promotion officer Shane Treanor, with Lusk NS, Corduff NS Lusk, and Holy Family NS from Swords all thoroughly enjoying the experience.

It is hoped that the competition will attract more entrants from other schools next year and that it will expand over the coming years.

Dara Kiernan, captain of the Lusk National School team, accepted the winning trophy on behalf of his side while Jack Kane of Holy Family National School took home some silverware after he beat all-comers in the Poc Fada competition.

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