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Saturday, 18 April 2009

Boys' Brigade

Our annual display will take place on Sat. 25th April in the parish centre. We are delighted that Mr Douglas Bailey, our former Captain, has agreed to be our Inspecting Officer at our display this year and we all look forward to seeing him again. All members are being graded for awards at the moment.

Dublin Fire Brigade visited us recently and brought along one of their fire engines to show us all it’s functions and tell us all about their work. Everybody had a chance to use the powerful hose and some had the chance to dress up in the firemen’s uniforms.......a little too large for all, but very entertaining! Many thanks to the fire crew from Belgard Fire Station and to John Donoghue for arranging the visit through Dublin Fire Brigade Headquarters.

Many thanks also to John who was granted a donation for his work with the Company on behalf of AIB Better Ireland Awards. This donation has been passed to the treasurer for use within the company and no doubt is a welcome addition to funds. Our thanks to AIB Better Ireland Fund for this generous donation.

Junior section went for a hike around Howth Head recently with other BB members from the Dublin battalion. The boys were lucky to come across a practise rescue on the head and had one of the participants explain the exercise to them. This was an added bonus to the hike, which is always a most enjoyable outing, even if all are exhausted and a little foot sore after!!!

Congratulations to Junior Section boys who won the Battalion Drama Shield in March. Their drama ‘Everybody Hurts’ was very moving and the judge was most complimentary in her remarks. The drama required accurate timing and expression and the boys had practised hard in previous weeks to perfect it. It is hoped that they will perform the drama at the morning service soon. Well done to Enoch, Lionel, Anthony, Senan, Jordan, Denzel and Adam who performed on the night and did the company and St. Maelruain's proud. We rounded off the night with a trip to McDonalds for boys and parents who came along to support.