- E. Dalton
U12s Fundraising Dinner Success
Panel Guests included Shane Byrne, Michael Jackson as Emcee, David Beggy, Paul Flavin, Paul Wallace and Emmet Farrell.
On Friday, 26th of January, 185 guests gathered in Stradbrook to support a fundraiser dinner for the Under 12s minis as they prepare for their upcoming tour to Biarritz, France. Considered a rite of passage, this annual tour is the final Minis tour before they advance to the U13s Youths team. This year 42 boys, accompanied by 44 coaches and parents, will travel to compete against their French counterparts. The funds raised at the dinner will directly cover some of the expenses of this two-day tour.
In addition to a 3 course meal, catered by Vinny Hanlon Caterers, along with several raffle drawings and an auction, guests were treated to a speaker panel including many Rock legends- Shane Byrne, Paul Flavin, Paul Wallace, David Beggy and Emmet Farrell. Emcee duties were performed by the one and only, Michael Jackson. It was a fantastic evening and we wish all the Under 12 players, parents and coaches all the best as they prepare for their tour in May.
Pictured at U12s Fundraising Dinner held in Clubhouse were John Cranfield , Club Honorary Secretary and Richard Cranfield , U12 Coach and co-organiser of the event.
Special thanks to several generous sponsors, including: Optimum Nutrition, Smith and Williamson, Ardstone, Pollard Property Maintenance & Construction, Architects Workshop Ltd, Ardmore Group, FK International, Massey Bros., Bank of Ireland, and Cogent Project & Cost Management Ltd Raffle Prizes were kindly donated by: Smith & Williamson, Optimum Nutrition, Navy Blue, The Greenhouse, Pinnacle Movement Crossfit 536, Conns Cameras, Rugby and French, SkillZone, The Marker Hotel, Aidan Fitzgerald Hair Salon, Gleesons of Booterstown, Dylan Bradshaw, Irish Healthcare, The Fitzwilliam Hotel, Spar Newtownpark Ave, Dunnes Stores Leopardstown, CPM, Happy Kids Play Cafe and Spectrum.