CAMP NOTES – 29TH JUNE 2015
TOP SPORTS ACCOLADE
Congratulations to Rian O Sullivan, Kerry and Ireland U/16 soccer star who was recently signed up to play with Brighton and Hove Albian Soccer Club. Rian’s Uncles, the Doyle brothers, Tommy (Kerry winning Captain 1986) and John are well known greats in club and county GAA of our time. And speaking of family achievements Ciara O Sullivan, Champion Irish and International Dancer is a sister of Rian’s.
And, Annascaul GAA facebook says it all – Good players practice ‘til they get it right…Great players practice ‘til they never get it wrong!!
WEST KERRY MENTAL HEALTH
‘West Kerry Mental Health / Cumann Sláinte Intinne Chorca Dhuibhne in association with Mental Health Ireland celebrated the Summer Solstice on World Mental Health Day in the Deseart, Dingle. This is the first year that Mental Health Ireland marked the day across Ireland. The event in Dingle was a low key trial run for future years which proved to be very successful with a good turnout from the community.
Speakers Dr Conor Brosnan GP and Irene Ni Fhlannura Nutritional Therapist, Re Nua talked respectively on depression, its causes and support in the community and nutrition to promote mental health. Musical interludes were provided by local musicians and at the lighting of the celebratory candle, Monsignor Pádraig ó Fiannachta read a well chosen poem. Cathy Weldon did a reading of one of her poems in English and Irish. Ilonka, local Yoga teacher brought the festivities to a close as she talked us through a gentle dance to a tune called ‘Willow’ on CD.
CELEBRATION OF LIGHT
On Sunday evening Camp Community and friends gathered at Garrahies Beach to light candles, reflect and remember ! The music session at the edge of the waves was beautiful. Milo O Brien on Accordeon, Gordon Saunders on Guitar and James Allman playing the flute were accompanied by our local singers led by Nora Rice. Breda Quirke’s opening words of welcome began the readings given by Hazel Evans and Mary Knightly who also concluded the event with words of thanks to everybody. This is a lovely Annual occasion in support of Recovery Haven and well done to Eileen O Shea and friends who organise it every year in Camp. And Sean, Column, Fionán and Cillian Barry’s bonfire provided a nice warm glow that we all needed on such a lovely sunny but windy evening at Garrahies Gap !
CAMP CASH COW
Camp Cash Cow, our biggest Annual Fundraiser of the year is on Sunday August 2nd. In Camp Community Sportsfield. It’s a wonderful family Day out with lots and lots of things happening. Tickets are now on sale at E10.00 per ticket, so be in with a chance to win E500 if you can pinpoint the place where the cow “does her business”. There is a dog show, sports for children, face painting, bar-b-que, bouncy castle and lots more ! Camp Community Council are appealing for volunteers to help out on the day. This is a great event and the proceeds go towards the provision and upkeep of sports facilities in Camp Community Sports field which are available to all, young and old from Brandon Point over and to the tip of the Dingle Peninsula and Tralee as well.
So please support us, its once a year and you are sure to enjoy a wonderful family day out as well !
A total of E970 was collected for the CF walk on June 1st. A big thank you to the people who walked, to those who donated money and the ICA ladies who made the refreshments afterwards.