Our annual Christmas Gala last Sunday was a huge success with over 55 children taking part in 10 fun events. Great credit is due to our coaches Christian, Oran, Leontia, Cathal O’Brien and Cathal Roche for their help and participation with a particular thanks to our Chairman and MC for the day, Mike O’Sullivan.
The big race, the Family Race, was dominated by swimmers from Muckross (what are they feeding them out there) with the O’Brien family winning for the third year in a row but only just getting in ahead of the Coffey family who were the dark horses in this year’s race. Afterwards, at our Christmas party, the winners were presented with the Sean O’Grady Plate by Sean O’Grady.
Thanks to all families who brought along food and sponsored prizes. Spot-prizes were also sponsored by Muckross Garden Restaurant, Muckross Farms, Daly’s Supervalu, O’Sullivan’s Pharmacy, Mods & Minis, The Kerry GAA Shop, Sona Juice Bar, Claires, Nike, Paco, Bits & Bob and The Bag Shop.
The winners were drawn by a particularly trim and fit-looking Santa Claus. We can now confirm (for all those that asked and commented on how handsome Santa looked) that Santa has been on a strict training regime for the last 12 months which has shifted a good bit of the excess weight, fair dues to him. When he calls to your house this year, apparently, he’ll be eating the carrots and Rudolf will be on the mince pies so fresh carrots only when you are leaving them out.
Hopefully the ‘Santa Family’ will enter the family race next year! Great to see the enthusiasm and participation by all at the gala. Well done to all who helped and contributed in anyway on the day – great spread and nice spot prizes. Mike.