St Pat’s club members get on their bikes

St Pat’s club members get on their bikes

ALTERNATIVE methods were sought by a local GAA club to raise funds due to Covid restrictions, and it has paid off for St Patrick’s GAA Club Palmerstown/Chapelizod.

The club held a fundraising cycle to assist with the resurfacing of their all-weather pitch.

The event took place on the weekend of September 4/5, and saw 20 club members cycle 250km, visiting other St Patrick’s GAA clubs in Carlow, Wexford and Wicklow.

Club chairman Dave Brady said this was an example of what local GAA clubs should be about by working together.

“Due to Covid restrictions, we have had to consider an alternative to our normal fundraising efforts, and this coincided with the beginning of our club’s 60th anniversary celebrations.”

Mayor of South Dublin Peter Kavanagh was on hand to greet the returning cyclists at the club.

Cllr Alan Hayes (Ind), a club member, said:

“After 20 years, our all-weather pitch has seen better days and needs replacement. There are great ideas and energy here at St Pat’s of Palmerstown and we hope that by working with South Dublin County Council and other organisations, we will be able to improve the facilities on offer to the whole community. New members are always welcome and our academy and juvenile structures are growing to cater for hundreds of children every week.”

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