Vols kick off 125th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions

Wexford People - - NEWS - By ANNA HAYES

MEM­BERS OF St John’s Vol­un­teers GAA Club got their 125th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions off to a fit­ting start with a fun ex­hi­bi­tion match at their pitch in Pairc Char­man.

Fresh from fundrais­nig at a church gate col­lec­tion for the Asthma So­ci­ety, 28 club mem­bers – made up of past and present play­ers – togged out in the club’s colours for a kick-about that surely mixed the old style of foot­ball with the new! The old­est player on the field was Cathal Golden at 57, while Josh McMa­hon kept the av­er­age age down by adding his 17 years to the equa­tion. Some play­ers donned flat caps as a nod to the early days of the club. which was founded in 1893.

The match was or­gan­ised by Roger Doyle and Peter McGuire who said that there were quite a few sore bod­ies in the days af­ter the match and, quite a few men who were will­ing to take a stint in the goal!

Ref­eree Barry Red­mond kept or­der over the game which was split into four quar­ters of 15 min­utes. A good crowd stopped by to en­joy the spec­ta­cle.

The club will hold a cel­e­bra­tory din­ner-dance on Novem­ber 10 at Clay­ton White’s Ho­tel. PIC­TURED: Play­ers in the Vol­un­teers 125th year cel­e­bra­tion match on the pitch at Pairc Char­man.

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