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Jude's set up fund to help Jack's return

JACK Halpin is a gifted young hurler and footballer with St Jude's.

He went to school at St Mary's, College, Rathmines. He just completed the final year of his Commerce degree at UCD.

His parents are John and Dolores. His sister is Marie.

John was part of the St Jude's management team that guided the club to their first Dublin Senior Hurling Championship final last year.

Jack played hurling and football for Dublin from U12 to U16 level.

He was injured in the Berkeley Tragedy. He's in hospital in Californa.

His friends at St Jude's have launched a website to help with his recovery - www.judesforjack.com

The Jack Halpin fund-raising account has been set up.

You can send a cheque to: Jude's For Jack, Naomh Jude GLC, Wellington Lane, Dublin 6. Please make cheques payable to Jack Halpin Fund-Raising Account.

You can also use electronic bank transfer - St Jude's GAA Jack Halpin Fund-Raising Account: Sort Code: 931071. Account Number: 38324315.

IBAN: IE54AIBK93107138324315. BIC: AIBKIE2D.

This Saturday, July 4th, the St Jude's members will be bag-packing at Supervalu, Orwell Shopping Centre from noon to 6.pm.

If anybody has any fund-raising ideas for Jack, please e-mail judesforjack@gmail.com

Sandyford stars

THE spirit of Feile will never die. This summer it has found a fond spot in the Sandyford Songbook.

Naomh Olaf won the Dublin Division 4 Feile Hurling title.

Off they went to the Killyclogher club in Omagh.

"They made us feel so welcome," says Olaf's PRO, Clare O'Sullivan.

"The families couldn't have done any more for us. They were such lovely people."

The matches were played at the Garvahey Tyrone GAA Centre of Excellence.

Olaf's reached the final. "Every single player gave 100 per cent over the three days. "Congratulations to the players and the mentors. We are all so proud of them here at St Olaf's." The two clubs exchanged presentations. And they are now friends for life.