Mini Sev­ens heaven!

Bray People - - Sport -

SEVEN PUPILS from the Gar­den County got the op­por­tu­nity of a life­time when they played in front of huge crowds in Croke Park dur­ing the All Ire­land semi-fi­nals last month. Three hurlers and four foot­ballers donned the colours of the var­i­ous coun­ties when they par­tic­i­pated in the GAA/INTO Mini Sev­ens se­ries. Each child had been se­lected af­ter a long process – first of all they had to be picked for their school, their school had to win the county blitz and then at the re­gional fes­ti­val they had to im­press the in­de­pen­dent as­ses­sors. Well done to An­thony Byrne from St. Lau­rence’s Grey­stones and Rachael and Ciara Byrne from St. Brigid’s Cross­bridge who wore the black and am­ber of the Cats against the red of the rebels. Wear­ing the red of the Re­belets against the King­dom were Emma Byrne and Sarah Mills of Donard NS while on the same day Niall Don­nelly from St. Pat’s in wick­low wore the green and gold. Fi­nally wear­ing the red goal­keeper’s jer­sey of the O’Neill County was Tommy Dunne, also of St. Pa­trick’s in the county town. All seven chil­dren played their hearts out and we are sure that they will trea­sure the mem­o­ries of their big day for many years to come.


The 2008-2009 book­let is due to be launched this week. There will be a full re­port in next week’s pa­per about this book­let that has proven to be such a big hit over the years.


An­drew Cornyn is fi­nal­is­ing the Al­lianz leagues for this year’s hurl­ing leagues. If any school wishes to par­tic­i­pate and has not heard from him please con­tact him on 0404-67415.


The same An­drew Cornyn is or­gan­is­ing a ta­ble quiz this Thurs­day in the St. Pat’s GAA Club­house beginning at 8.00 p.m. The idea is to get thirty-two teams with each county rep­re­sented. EBS have spon­sored the main prize and there will be raf­fles etc. Top prize in the raf­fle are two stand tick­ets for the All Ire­land Foot­ball Fi­nal. Cost for en­ter­ing a team of four is ¤40 and all pro­ceeds go to­wards the Ir­ish Wheel­chair As­so­ci­a­tion. So do come along to the St. Pat’s GAA Club­house on Thurs­day and Play for Sam!

Emma Byrne and Sarah Mills of Donard N.S. at the Mini Sev­ens.

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