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Saturday 21 September 2019

Great day of activities as GAA club launches its new facilities

Ava Dillon, Ella Benson, Isabella Barry, Victoria Rochford, Orla Byrne, Evelyn Rowson and Amy Whelan
Ava Dillon, Ella Benson, Isabella Barry, Victoria Rochford, Orla Byrne, Evelyn Rowson and Amy Whelan
Wexford Senior hurlers and clubmen Diarmuid O’Keeffe and Liam Og McGovern with club chairman Charlie White (centre)

Brendan Keane

St Anne's GAA Club held a very successful family day which saw the organisation launch a number of new facilities at its base in Rathangan.

Wexford Senior hurling stars Diarmuid O'Keeffe and Liam Og McGovern were in attendance to cut the ribbon on a hurling wall, handball alley and astro-turf facility which have been developed at the club.

The launch coincided with a family day event at the club which was a wide range of activities take place including fun matches for underage players and adults. The new hurling wall provided the venue for a number of competitions during the afternoon and the club's gear shop was also opened on what was a very positive and upbeat day for the club.

An Over-40s game between Scar and Redmoor provided quite a spectacle and it was also a competitive fixture with many players highlighting that age need not adversely affect skill.

All of the events during the day led up to the official opening of the three new facilities.

A poignant aspect of the proceedings saw a tree being planted by Fr Jimmy Ryan and Mary Rochford in honour of past players and club members who have passed away and memories were recalled of many people from the parish who were intrinsic to the club's success but who are no longer alive.

The Sammy Sinnott cup game was also held on the day and visitors were able to pick up copies of 'October 2000' which is a book written by Seamus O'Beara outlining the club's history.

Music on the day was provided by DJ Matty and refreshments were served in the clubhouse.

Wexford People

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