Big day for Crokes to re­mem­ber Amy

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

Or­gan­iser John McEn­ery is ex­pect­ing a large crowd on Sun­day for the “Cy­cle in Mem­ory of Amy”, a trib­ute to young Dr Croke’s sup­porter Amy O’Con­nor, who passed away ear­lier this year at the age of 11 after a bat­tle with can­cer.

Reg­is­tra­tion takes place on Sun­day, May 20, from 11am at Victoria House. The cy­cle through the Na­tional Park rolls off at 11.30am.

It will be fol­lowed by the An­nual Club Bar­be­cue at the club­house grounds on Lewis Road be­tween 1.30pm and 6.30pm.

It will be some­thing of an his­toric day for the club, which has been se­lected to pi­lot the third phase of the GAA’s healthy club ini­tia­tive. “Crokes” will launch its “Healthy Club” ini­tia­tive on Sun­day also. It en­cour­ages ac­tiv­i­ties with a pos­i­tive ef­fect on mind, body, and spirit through more than just the games them­selves. We hope to build on the blocks that al­ready ex­ist within the Dr Crokes Club, like Fr Paddy’s Card Nights, the Win­ter Evening Walks or­gan­ised by our ladies’ sec­tion, John McEn­ery’s Cy­cle events, the Clear Air Boys’ Boat and Walk Trip through the Gap and many more sim­i­lar ini­tia­tives,” Dr Crokes’ Healthy Club Ini­tia­tive chair­per­son Eileen Buck­ley said. “It is hoped to ex­pand on th­ese ac­tiv­i­ties and to sup­ple­ment th­ese with other ini­tia­tives like mak­ing our grounds a smoke-free zone, par­tic­i­pa­tion in Op­er­a­tion Trans­for­ma­tion, im­ple­ment­ing Recipe for Suc­cess ini­tia­tive, to men­tion a few.”

Back Row: Matt O’Neill, Colm ÓSúil­leab­háin, John McEn­ery, Eoin Bros­nan, Eileen Buck­ley. Front Row: Fionn Di­neen,

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