GAA Club hold picnic in memory of young Cian

GAA Club hold picnic in memory of young Cian

By Aideen O'Flaherty

OVER 100 people gathered in St Anne’s GAA Club in Bohernabreena on Saturday morning for the annual Cian’s Picnic event, which is held in memory of six-year-old Cian Marren who tragically died after he was struck by a van breaking a red light in 2017.

Cian’s Picnic was organised by St Anne’s in memory of the young boy, who was from Ballycullen and involved in St Anne’s Macra, a kindergarten for young children, and whose family are active members of the club.

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Liam and Lisa Marren with Glen and Orla Clifford enjoying the picnic in St Anne’s on Saturday

There were a variety of games at the picnic, including tug-of-war – which was Cian’s favourite game.

Cian’s father, Liam Marren, told The Echo: “It was a nice tribute and gesture to Cian on behalf of St Anne’s to name the annual picnic after him.

“There was a nice atmosphere at the picnic, it was a celebration of the first six months of the juvenile season and it was an opportunity for club members to remember all of their loved ones who have passed.

“It gave them an opportunity to think of loved ones who have gone before them, and the happy times that they had together.”

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Cian Marren

The jubilant atmosphere during the picnic was bolstered by a performance from the Walkinstown-based ukulele band The Walkeleles, and the warm, sunny weather.