Our annual display was held in the parish centre on May10th, when our Inspecting Officer was Philip Daley, National Director of The Boys' Brigade in Ireland. We were very pleased to have Philip join us for the occasion and hope he enjoyed his evening with us.
Also with us on the evening was Bairbre Ann Harkin from Make a Wish Ireland, which was the company's chosen charity this year. The boys did various fundraising for Make a Wish throughout the winter and were able to hand over a cheque for €1800 to Bairbre Ann. Well done boys! This money will help to make a wish come true for a boy or girl who is not quite as well as we are at the moment and it's lovely to think that we have been able to help in some small way. We have also had a coffee morning for The Laura Lynn Hospice Foundation and hope to hand the proceeds to the Battalion at the end of the summer.
Well done to all the boys who worked so hard for the various items for the display. We have a lot of young boys this year who practised hard.
Awards presented on the night were as follows:
100% attendance : Alex Lin and Denzel Ezekwe,
Manor Kilbride Cup: Evan Bailey,
Whitten Cup: Senan Barrett,
Junior Scripture Shield: Denzel Ezekwe,
Recruits Cup: Jordan Aherne,
Company Section Scripture Shield: Robert Styles,
Captains Shield: Alex Graham,
Millenium Shield: Senan Barrett,
Squad Cup: Robert Styles.
Thank you to Peter O'Callaghan and the 1st Dublin Co Band who play for us every year. Thanks also to the ladies in the kitchen who made and served the tea after the display. Finally, thank you to all the staff who turn out voluntarily every Friday and attend various meetings and courses on a regular basis: John, Terry, Evan, Linda, Susan, Sarah and Rachel.
Following the display, Company Section had a pitch and putt night in Sammys in Bohernabreena, where they were joined by past members Graeme O'Meara and Ian Singleton, who took some time out from their studies to come along. It was great to see them back .....best of luck to them in the Leaving Cert in the next few weeks.
The company is looking for more leaders for the coming year. We need some young, energetic persons to join us on Friday nights. It is always much appreciated to have volunteers to come along to share a particular interest on a once off basis, but we also badly need people who will commit fully to being a full time leaders on Friday nights. Training is available through Batallion courses throughout the year. The Company has quite a few boys under twelve now, so if you think you can give a commitment to help, please contact John at 452 2930 (after 6pm) or the parish office 462 6006.
The Company hopes to re open in late September. Letters will be sent to current members advising details nearer the time.
Our treasurer Ann Gould has stepped down this year, having looked after the finances for the last few years. Ann has done a great job for us, taking in subs and paying our various bills along the way and we are very grateful to her. During her time as treasurer, we also enjoyed the support of Billy Gould who has always been on hand to collect at the display or indeed to help out in any way he could. We will miss their long association with the company through the years. Very many thanks to you both!
We are grateful to Barbara Barrett who has agreed to take over from Anne for the coming year.
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