Whop­ping €25,000 raised at Bal­la­mon Bull Fest

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

A whop­ping €25,000 was raised at the re­cent Bal­la­mon Bull Fest barn dance re­cently.

The fundraiser which was or­gan­ised by the Kil­rush Askamore GAA Club was held to raise funds for the club and also St Pa­trick’s Spe­cial School in En­nis­cor­thy.

Held in the farm of Amanda and Harry Mur­phy the barn dance and bar­be­cue was widely sup­ported by the lo­cal com­mu­nity and also the wider dis­trict.

One of the or­gan­is­ers, Frank Doyle, said they had been over­whelmed by the sup­port they re­ceived.

‘There ware great com­mu­nity spirit seen on the night and in the lead up to it. We had a great band and every­one re­ally en­joyed it. We wanted to raise money for the lo­cal GAA club and Harry and Amanda sug­gested rais­ing money for St Pa­trick’s School as well.

‘In to­tal we raised €25,000 and we split that 60/40 so St Pa­trick’s Spe­cial School re­ceived €9,000 and the GAA cllub got €14,000.

‘Peo­ple gave very gen­er­ously and we had loads of spon­sors who had been more than will­ing to come on board.’

Back row: Pat O’Neill, Pierce Mur­phy, De­nis O’Ma­honey, Joe Kenny, Paul Do­ran, Ray­mond Lan­caster, Ea­mon Kin­sella, To­mas Kenny and John Dono­hoe. Front: Alan­nah Mur­phy, Amanda Mur­phy, Lee Rogers, principal St Pa­trick’s Spe­cial School; Frank Doyle and Harry Mur­phy.

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