Tra­di­tion con­tin­ues

Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

The an­nual Calary Christ­mas foot­ball game passed with­out any se­ri­ous in­ci­dents this year, although goalie Jasper O Toole had to re­tire early with a sore pinkie.

This Christ­mas tra­di­tion has been on the go for over 50 years and al­lows neigh­bours from Calary and the Red Lane to set­tle a few scores for the past year.

This year saw the re­turn of Josephine O’Toole and her fam­ily who were home from Kent for Christ­mas. Her hus­band Scott threw him­self into the ac­tion and notched up two kicks of the ball dur­ing the whole game. It took him a while to get the mes­sage that we can han­dle the ball in Ire­land, but he was pa­tiently en­cour­aged and coached by team mates Terry and Martin O Toole and Alan Fox. Des Fox ju­nior got the win­ning goal, so ev­ery­one on his team en­joys the right of hav­ing the los­ing team re­verse for them if they meet on the road, dur­ing 2015. As lo­cal res­i­dent Mil­dred Fox pointed out, long may this lovely tra­di­tion last but not sure if she means the match or the giv­ing way on the road bit!

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