Foot­ballers Xmas Party

Bray People - - KILMACANOGUE -

ON Satur­day (22nd) the an­nual Christ­mas Party for the stars of Glen­cor­mac United Academy, Un­der 8s and Un­der 9s took place with over 50 chil­dren (pic­tured right) in at­ten­dance. Mu­sic was pro­vided by DJ Larry who played a wide se­lec­tion of Hits (All off “That's what I call Mu­sic 83) and then a Leeds United Song which only Larry seemed to know the words of but he did look well in his Christ­mas Jumper. How­ever, a spe­cial guest did man­age to take time off from his very busy sched­ule and Santa Claus cer­tainly had a tough hour chat­ting to all the chil­dren and a big thank you to Dou­glas Brad­shaw who col­lected Santa on the day. Club Chair­man Christy Devlin spoke of how proud he is of all the Chil­dren, wished them a very happy Xmas and New Year and thanked all the hard work­ing com­mit­tee for which there would be no club only for their ef­forts. A spe­cial word of praise went to the clubs Di­rec­tor of Foot­ball, Paul Pren­der­gast who put so much ef­fort into or­ga­niz­ing the day, Childs pro­tec­tion Of­fi­cer Pa­trick Ward (and Of­fi­cial Club Pho­tog­ra­pher), Academy coaches Alan Con­naughton and Andy Free, U8s coaches Lar Mer­ri­man and Martin Brady and 9s coaches Colm Grif­fiths and Terry Mor­gan. Christy also thanked the club trea­surer John Hall who picks up the bills and Club Sec­re­tary Paddy “Whacks” Byrne who keeps ev­ery­thing in or­der. Fi­nally, the big­gest thank you must go to the two ladies who worked tire­lessly be­hind the scenes on the day and do so much vol­un­tary work over the whole year for the club which is so much ap­pre­ci­ated, Karen Mer­ri­man and Aoife Pren­der­gast. Well done to all and it was con­firmed that Santa didn't let the kids down and they got nearly ev­ery­thing they asked for.

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