River Is­land card play­ers come up trumps for good causes

The Kerryman (North Kerry) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

FIVE char­i­ties re­ceived €1,000 each in the most re­cent round of do­na­tions from the River Is­land Ho­tel card play­ers.

The funds are raised through the 31 game held ev­ery Sun­day night at the ho­tel.

The re­cip­i­ent char­i­ties were: Bru Colum­banus; Castleis­land Day Care Cen­tre; North Kerry Alzheimer’s; King­dom Car­ers and Our Lady of the An­gels.

In the case of the Castleis­land Day Care Cen­tre cheque, it was pre­sented by Han­nah Hickey. Han­nah has been one of the River Is­land Ho­tel card play­ers since it was founded in Skeve­nas Bar in 1994 and she is also a client of the day care cen­tre.

The card school is run­ning since Septem­ber 1994 and was set up by host John O’Sul­li­van at Skeve­nas Bar as a fundraiser for the Castleis­land Cours­ing Club. The club was about to buy and de­velop its own grounds just off the Black Road in Tul­lig at the time.

When that mis­sion was ac­com­plished and the bills paid they de­cided to keep the school go­ing and turn their fi­nan­cial at­ten­tions to lo­cal char­i­ties.

Mean­while, the fol­low­ing are the re­sults of the card game held in The River Is­land Ho­tel on Sun­day night last:

1st: Frank Moran and Liam Lane. 2Nd: Gabe O’Sul­li­van and Mairead Nolan, Ann Breen and Kath­leen O’Shea, Siob­han Bros­nan and Donie Cremins, Carmel Daly and Ger­ard Walsh, Danny Mo­ri­arty and Jim O’Sul­li­van. Ladies: Dolly McAul­liffe and Nor­rie O’Con­nor.

Gents: Bill O’Sul­li­van and Mossie Walsh, Dick Collins and Neily Shana­han. Mixed: John and Mar­garet Whele­han.

Spots: Marie O’Con­nor and Dan McCarthy, MaryMcGa­ley and Johnny O’Con­nell, Bri­die Guerin and Siob­han Kel­li­her.

At the pre­sen­ta­tion of a €1,000 cheque to Castleis­land Day Care Cen­tre from Castleis­land Care Play­ers were seated: Mar­cella Finn, nurse man­ager, Castleis­land Day Care Cen­tre re­ceiv­ing the cheque from Han­nah Hickey on be­half of the card play­ers with: Mar­garet Egan and Dan Buckley, Back row: Nora O’Con­nor, Tadgh Walsh, Breda Dennehy, Kitty O’Sul­li­van, Mau­reen Philips, Joan Fitzger­ald, Phil Walsh, Elizabeth Dennehy, and An­thony Whe­lan.

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