St Rynagh’s Football Club “La na Club 2010” took place in the sports field in Cloghan on Sunday 9th May. Before this however we attended the youth mass in the church in Cloghan and all the boys and girls got togged out with their club gear and everyone looked great in the club colours. The mass was attended by all the youth groups in the parish and everyone participated and sang their hearts out. After mass we marched to the sports field on the new Cloghan “K” walk that has recently opened. The GAA sports taking place in the field was a great success with boys and girls of all ages taking part. There were great skills on display and each age group took part in a game at the end and this was great fun. Our U14’s had an exhibition game of Rounders and most people don’t know this but it is one of the four official GAA sports along with Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball. Rounders is a bat and ball game and is not that dis-similar to baseball and this proved great entertainment for everyone. The club over the coming months is looking to set up a street league in the parish so that we can learn the game and have fun with it. Throughout the day there was a bouncing slide which everyone got a go on and we ended off the day with a BBQ for everyone. We had an unusual visitor as well to the grounds in “Henry the Horse”. Henry was in a squared area where 100 boxes were marked out. Wherever Henry went to the toilet the person with that number was going to win a prise...however after a considerable amount of time Henry got stage shocked and couldn’t go so we had to pull tickets in the end for the prizes.
The club would like to thanks everyone for being involved and we hope you enjoyed the day. There is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes and we would like to thank the following people: Garry Daly for organising the food and for giving us Henry for the day, Willie Slevin for use of his tent and for setting it up, Pat Leonard for giving us the bouncing slide, John Daly and Alo Flynn for use of their BBQ’s and for everyone that cooked and served the food. Eddie Higgins and PJ Camon for having the field looking great and to everyone else who helped out with all the games and events. This year we are launching our first ever St Rynagh’s Football GAA Summer Camp. This will be run in August for boys and girls up to 12 years of age. You will be hearing more about this over the coming weeks.