Fountainstown Man Organises ‘Noah’s Fun Day’ In Memory Of Grandson
Fountainstown man Jack McGrath and his family recently organised ‘Noah’s Fun Day’ in memory of Jack’s Grandson, Noah Martin McGrath, who passed away in Temple Street Children’s Hospital last November.
The Fun Day, as well as remembering Noah, also raised much needed funds for the hospital, with all proceeds from the day going to Temple Street. Speaking about their experience at Temple street, Jack said, “The nurses and staff were a great help during this awful time, so we were more than happy to try and raise some money to give back for the amazing help and support.”.
So far, around €2,000 has been raised but more money is still to be collected from the day.
The Fun Day took place in Coachford on September 21st and took the form of a Camogie Competition. It was held in collaboration with the Cork Camogie Colleges and with the help of Mr. Rob Lotty on the day. Over 120 players took part, coming from Coachford, Bandon, Ballincollig and Clonakilty, with assistance from the transition year students from Coachford.
Jack himself has a long association with the sport of Camogie as a coach, a referee across all grades including All Ireland Final level and he is the sponsor of the McGrath Intermediate All-Ireland Cup.
Cork player Briege Corkery was also in attendance on the day with the All Ireland Senior and Intermediate cups, recently won by Cork.
Boot bags were sponsored by Croke Park and each player received a medal at the end of the day.
Speaking in conclusion, Jack thanked everyone who helped to make the day a success, “From myself and all our family we would like to thank all involved, without whom, we couldn’t have pulled off such a successful event”.
Noah’s Fun Day is set to become an annual event, with the help of Cork Colleges Camogie.