Ballydonoghue GAA Christmas Card Initiative


Top Pic: School children from Lisselton National School with Eileen Bunyan (Healthy Club Officer) and Brenda Mc Namara (Secretary Ballydonoghue Coiste Na Nog).

Bottom Pic: School children from Coolard National School with Martin O Mahony (Chairperson Ballydonoghue GAA), Eileen Bunyan (Healthy Club Officer), Brenda Mc Namara (Secretary Ballydonoghue Coiste Na Nog) and Margaret Kissane(Principal Coolard National School).

2020 has been a difficult year for most proving how important community spirit is. Ballydonoghue GAA have embraced this and as part of our Healthy Club initiative. We decided to connect with the wider community. The focus of this was to connect the school children of the parish with their neighbours and fellow parishioners including those residing in Nursing Homes. In carrying out this work we also supported the Hospice Christmas card appeal. The Christmas cards were bought directly from Kerry Hospice Foundation to support their much needs services. In planning this initiative both Coolard and Lisselton Nation Schools facilitated the younger members of the community to connect with the senior members of our locality.

Ballydonoghue GAA was recognised at an award ceremony in Croke Park in October 2019 for their on-going community initiatives.