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Liffey Gaels – GAA Bringing the community together!

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Liffey Gaels – GAA Bringing the community together!


I’ve often heard the stories about towns in the country and how the GAA is the comer stone of the community and very often is responsible for holding the Community together, well I’ll tell you something for nothing they’re also doing a great job in the Capital.


Last Sunday, I went along to the GAA’s Liffey Gaels 25th Anniversary Celebration, the day was put together by a committee of volunteers made up of parents and club members. It’s aim was to create a very enjoyable day out for the family and also to raise funds for the club, all the funds raised go towards the running of the club and in particular, juvenile section. The club is situated on the edge of Inchicore and Ballyfermot but is also effectively, the local GAA club for James Street and Kilmainham. The club includes one juvenile and one senior pitch, function room, members bar (they didn’t have to ask me twice to do this), and plenty of parking, so off I went.


I took a leisurely browse through the many stalls which included gourmet burgers and hot dogs, freshly made pastries, tarot card readings, books, brick a brack. The kids were also well entertained with face painting, a kids play area, they also had a dunk tank. A novel if cruel idea, where all day long the clubs mentors and some local school teachers sat helplessly over a large tank of water and let me tell you there was no shortage of boys and girls queuing up to dunk them. In addition, the local fire station provided an engine and crew for entertainment, education and fire safety displays.


The day was completed with a number of sporting events on show, there was also a puc fada, kick fada and tug a war taking place on the not too distant playing fields and all the time being accompanied by the local radio station who turned up to show support. So after getting something to eat, I got a coffee and went outside to the seating area just in time for the St James Street band (a 24 piece brass band) to start playing. We should be very proud of our local brass band who could compete easily with the Artane band on the day, they continued to play throughout the afternoon


This really was a great family day out, fair play to Liffey Gaels and here’s to another 25 years!

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