Big day for Crokes to remember Amy
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,