Fes­ti­val of Colours is a win­ner

Gorey Guardian - - NEWS -

DE­SPITE the over­cast weather and blus­tery winds, the or­gan­is­ers of Gorey Cricket Club’s re­cent Fes­ti­val of Colours at Gorey Show­grounds per­se­vered with their cel­e­bra­tion of eth­nic­ity, cul­ture and di­ver­sity.

Over 50 flags were fly­ing wildly in the strong winds, in­clud­ing Pol­ish, Sri Lankan, Cana­dian, In­dian, Pak­istani, Ja­maican and Aus­tralian flags, un­der the shadow of the na­tional tri­colour, which was proudly hoisted by for­mer Gorey fire ser­vice chief Richard Miller.

It was a feast for the senses with the aroma of ori­en­tal food, hand-crafted items on dis­play, and the sound of eth­nic mu­sic com­bin­ing to bring colour to an over­cast day. Cllr Mal­colm Byrne com­mented on the vi­brancy and good­will shown by the mem­bers of the club, their fam­i­lies and friends.

Gorey Cricket Club thanked Gorey Mu­nic­i­pal District for sup­port­ing the event, and said it hoped the day may be­come an an­nual ‘Mardi Gras’ of sorts for many years to come.

Thanks also went to all who sup­ported the day in­clud­ing: Clodagh Leacy’s Beat Street Band for their Bol­ly­wood rou­tine; the All-Ire­land rounders cham­pi­ons Glynn/ Barn­town; for­mer county foot­baller John Cooper; Cricket Le­in­ster coach An­drew Leonard; and Ir­ish in­ter­na­tional Pa­trick Tice.

Gorey Cricket Club’s AGM will take place on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 23, at 7.30 p.m. in the Loch Gar­man Arms. All are wel­come.

Fes­ti­val of Colours at Gorey Show­grounds hosted by Gorey Cricket Club. IN­SET: Mead­hbh Ryan, Siun Ní Súl­leab­háin and Martin Ryan.

Kiaran Clarke, Anslem Diaz, Nathan Clarke and Tris­ten Diaz.

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