Something special from our Gaelic 4 Dads and Lads!
Our Gaelic4Dads was set up to focus on the social and non-competitive side of GAA games. It is designed to help our Cilles Dads get fit in a friendly setting inevitably leading to health improvement and an enhanced social life. We are always looking for new members and would encourage anyone wanting to get involved to simply turn up on a Monday night at 9pm (Piltown) or contact us on Social Media for the details. You do not need previous experience playing football, simply turn up and join in! A few months ago a member of Gaelic4Dads, Conor McAloon asked the group if anyone knew of potential sponsors as the 2008 girls needed new jerseys. It was suggested by Steven Scully that the group could ‘crowd fund’ the jerseys by contributing just €20 each. Conor, Steven and other Dads have daughters in the 2008 group, a vibrant and promising bunch of kids.
A couple of people immediately committed €20 and it quickly took off from there. Within 24 hours we had reached our target via the G4D group. This amount was enough to purchase the full kit with a brand new logo (commissioned by Conor O’Kane), which can be seen in the photos.
On Tuesday night our Gaelic 4 Dad’s trained on the pitch alongside our 2008 girls. They presented the children with their jerseys and then got beaten off the park in a challenge match by the same kids they had fund raised for! Nice! One sided challenge matches aside, this was a perfect example of community spirit, fund raising and a great group coming together to fund a necessity for our children. To every single person that donated €20 or gave time in organizing this gesture we say thank you very much and as you can see from the photos the kids themselves were delighted to pull on that awesome jersey.
Coincidentally this jersey not only shows the G4D logo which is awsome, it is also the first club jersey to show the ‘Opt for Life’ logo. Opt for Life promotes organ donation and was part set up by Joe Brolly.