Up close and personal at the Carlisle Grounds
OVER 80 boys and girls went along to the Carlisle Grounds last Sunday for an open day at the Bray Wanderers club.
The grounds were opened up for all to see, including ‘Rocky’s Roost’ - the junior supporters club room. There were a range of great games that the young people aged from under one right up to 16.
There were quizzes on facts about the Carlisle Grounds and games for everyone as well as a tour of the grounds, taking in the offices, the kit room, the dressing room and the hospitality area where the premier league trophy was on display, having been loaned to the club by Drogheda.
The first team squad were training and there were photo opportunities for the visitors with their soccer heroes, as well as a questions and answers session with Eddie Gormley.
Each child got a goodie bag containing a certificate and tickets for the match against Finn Harps on Friday as well as other small souveniers of their day.
There was a presentation to Aine Breathnach, coordinator of the junior supporters club, of the Jersey worn by the mascot in the 1990 cup final.
Two of Rocky’s helpers, Pauline McBrearty and Liz Ferris, were on hand on the day to help out and will also be raising funds over the coming weeks for the children affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
They will travel to Belarus next month as volunteers with the Chernobyl Children’s Project. They will be seen out and about collecting with Rocky around the town and ask that the people of Bray support them generously.
ABOVE: The Bray Wanderers team with junior supporters at the Open Day in the Carlisle Grounds.
Brendan and Alicia Kirwan with ‘Rocky’.
Emma Cummins and Alicia Kirwan, all smiles on the day.
Cheyenne Crinion and Jacke Murray enjoy the event.
‘Rocky’ meets Jayden and Gavin Whelan.