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Islandeady Foroige Club

Islandeady FOROIGE Club:

Fun, Friendships & Fundraising at Foroige

Friday nights in Islandeady Community Centre are buzzing with members of Islandeady Foroige club having fun and building friendships on their weekly club night during school term. Foroige has a long history in Islandeady and this last year has been one of the biggest memberships attracting over 60 young people aged 12-18 from Islandeady and the surrounding areas.

Over the past year the club focussed on community activities for the very young and had hugely successful Halloween, Christmas and Easter parties for the children of the area. The Easter Raffle and Egg Hunt was a fundraiser for the club and €250 was also raised for both Rock Rose House and €250 for Islandeady GAA. The Halloween Party raised €100 for Temple Street. Members helped out with the Santa Christmas Party and played a huge role in helping with all the activities at the Community Games Sports Day where they looked after the entries at the gate, managed the shop and helped entertaining the younger children.

Two members starting attending the Community Council to increase the links with the parish and Sharon Walsh has now been elected PRO of Islandeady Community Council which is a great step in youth involvement in the wider community. In March in conjunction with the Pastoral Council, the members participated in a lovely youth mass and showed their broad range of talents, providing the music and singing and playing guitars, flutes, harp and piano. Throughout the year the club attended a number of Interclub events, participating in Foroiges Got Talent, Colour Run, Paintballing and had a very enjoyable Orienteering course in the centre during mid term. On the last night of the club year in May, the community centre was transformed for a wonderful Prom night and all the members looked amazing.

In October a group from the club travelled to the National Foroige Awards in the RDS to receive their well-deserved Citizenship Award for their efforts in the local community.

This year's committee are elected and have great plans for another busy year with already a hugely successful Halloween Party in October, helping out at the annual Sale of Work and a Youth Mass.

The club is always looking for new projects and have secured a grant of €500 for a Village Enhancement Project to commence in the New Year, suggestions have included painting an old boat and creating a picnic/ planted area at the lake. The committee would welcome any suggestions from the community to help with this project and certainly if anyone has an old boat which could be painted and planted, let us know!!

Committee 2015-2016:

Chairperson: Conor Chambers; Vice Chairperson: Sinead Lally; Secretary: Elizabeth McGinn; Asst Sec: Emmett Geraghty; Treasurer: Lynn Gaffney; Asst Treasurer: Kevin Coyne; PRO: Oisin Coen; Asst PRO: Thomas Devaney; Leaders: Conal Sadler; Joanne Walshe; Karen Kelly; Karen Gavin; Karen Reilly & Noreen Coyne; For any queries on our club, contact us at 087-4502859 and for all updates please Follow us on Facebook'Islandeady Foroige' !!

Best Wishes for 2016 from all in Islandeady Foroige

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