Bord na nÓg cheque out for 2007
John Meehan was in typically tuneful form on Saturday night as he set the beat at the Aodh Ruadh Bord na nÓg bazaar in Bridgend bar, Ballyshannon. The bazaar was held to mark the end of a busy year of fundraising for Bord na nÓg. With a number of functions on in the town, the crowd was late into the Bridgend, but the craic was ninety as the ticket sellers went round the patrons. With the late start there was only one draw on the night with a wide variety of prizes on offer. Finbar Gettins, Thomas Gallagher, Alice Bowring, Anne Marie Dolan and Danny Brennan were among the lucky winners on the night.
of a cheque for €8,700 to Bord na nÓg committee members. The cheque included the proceeds of the bottle draw and the hugely successful pig race from earlier in the year and the bazaar on the night. Along with Ballyshannon Town Council Chairman, Eunan Doyle, Mick took a leading role in conceiving and organising these fund raisers. They have helped make a significant contribution to the club at a time when it is in the midst of a programme of works set to upgrade its playing facilities to top class standards. That process is most visible at the moment at the Centre of Excellence development in Munday's Field.
After the presentation of the cheque the Chairman of Bord na nÓg, Jim Kane, presented a framed certificate in acknowledgement of sponsorship and fundraising work to Mick McGrath. Presentations concluded, John Meehan took to the stage to rock the rest of the night away. A great night had by all. Many, many thanks to everyone who contributed and helped out on the night and to every one who helped at our fundraisers throughout year. Without the unstinting help of those who turned out time and again, our fundraisers would not be have had been anywhere near so successful.
Mick McGrath, far right, presents a cheque for €8,700 to members of Aodh Ruadh Bord na nÓg (l-r): Jim Kane, Chairman, Bord na nÓg, Eunan Doyle, Finance Officer, Bord na nÓg, John Hughes, Secretary, Bord na nÓg and Terrence McShea, Aodh Ruadh Chairman.
Jim Kane, Chairman, Bord na nÓg, presents a framed certificate in acknowledgement of sponsorship and fundraising work to Mick McGrath, Proprietor of the Bridgend pub, Ballyshannon.
Report Filed: 25 November 2007