Thursday 5 December 2019

Kerlogue come out on top in battle of the nursing homes

Celebration time for the victorious group from Kerlogue Nursing Home
Celebration time for the victorious group from Kerlogue Nursing Home

Pádraig Byrne

There was a great atmosphere as staff and friends from Wexford's four nursing homes took to the pitch on a sunny evening at North End as part of a special fundraiser for the Alzheimers Society.

Last year Kerlogue and Wygram battled it out on the soccer pitch for the trophy, while this year saw the addition of Knockeen and Castle Manor nursing homes. The event saw men's and women's teams battle it out on the pitch in two hotly contested games in front of a great crowd.

Eventually Kerlogue retained the trophies and made it a clean sweep, winning in both the men's and women's section.

In the men's, it was a hotly contested affair between Kerlogue and Castle Manor before the holders emerged victorious. In the women's, Knockeen beat Wygram to face Kerlogue in the final after they overcame Castle Manor.

The final was a real battle and the teams couldn't be separated in normal time. Penalties were required and again it was the holders, Kerlogue, who lifted the trophy.

'It went great,' said Eddie Broaders, one of the organisers of the event.

'It was a great evening and we got great support. We'd like to thank everyone who sponsored prizes and contributed in any way.'

'We're already looking forward to next year's event and we have interest from outside the county and everything, so we're hoping to make it a big league.'

After the match, it was off to The Swan Bar in the Faythe where the players enjoyed a well-earned drink and some finger food kindly provided by the management.

Wexford People

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