Carnew future looks bright
Chin launches academy
CARNEW EMMETS invited Wexford hurling star Lee Chin to do the honours in officially opening their new underage academy at the club last weekend.
A crowd of almost 100 children all wielding hurls and ready and willing to listen to the Leinster champion turned up for the big day that organisers say was a roaring success and will hopefully bear fruit in years to come on the GAA fields of Wicklow and beyond.
‘Carnew Emmets Juvenile Club would like to thank Damien Osborne and Centra, sponsors of hurling helmets and sliotars for our newly formed Academy. On Saturday we had the launch of the Academy and we were joined in the sportsfield by Wexford hurling star Lee Chin.
‘Our guest of honour met with our future stars and he held a training session with the Academy players and then skills sessions with our various teams and we finished up with a number of matches,’ said Carnew Emmets juvenile secretary Owen Nicholson.
‘Sincere thanks to Centra for facilitating this event, to Lee for making the event such a success and to Damien Osborne and his staff for their generosity in providing refreshments for the players on the day and to all who supported the event and helped to make it such a success,’ he added enthusiastically.
Lee Chin was the special guest for the opening of the new underage academy at Carnew Emmets GAA Club grounds last weekend.
Carnew Emmets juvenile secretary Owen Nicholson, Lee Chin, club secretary Niamh Myers and juvenile chairman James O’Toole at the launch of the club’s academy last Saturday.
Lee Chin with Quentin House and his son, Alex.
Wexford’s Lee Chin with Carnew Emmets juvenilechairman James O’Toole and his son, Ciaran.
Lee Chin with Thomas Kinsella and Carnew stalwart John Sullivan.
Daithi Doran was faced with a selection of hurling helmets to use.
John Collins with Lee Chin.
Lee Chin, James and Louise Joyce and their children, Oisin and Gearoid.
Lee Chin, Sean Nolan and his grandson, Dean Byrne.