Up close and per­sonal at the Carlisle Grounds

Bray People - - Wanderers Host Open Day For Families -

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.

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