★Run 10,000km to raise funds for 5 charities close to the hearts of Celbridge GAA Club members★

 

 

As one of our chosen charities, this weekend we are focusing on Pieta House.

The link for donations is: ⬇️⬇️⬇️

https://www.gofundme.com/f/CelbridgeGAA-10K-in-May

More than 80% of their funds come from the public, and with their annual event ‘Darkness Into Light’ cancelled due to COVID it is important now more than ever to show our support.

This Saturday May 9th was supposed to be the Darkness Into Light event.

Instead, Pieta and Electric Ireland would like to invite everyone to show community and solidarity with those impacted by suicide by getting up at 5:20am on 9th May to watch the sunrise from their home.

The camogie team are taking this one step further by running 5km individually and separately abiding by guidelines.

We will be leaving our homes and at some point between 5:20am and 5:50am passing by the Arthur Guinness Statue in the village.

We will be all wearing yellow and carrying our hurls as a symbol of our support.

Please spread our message and offer hope by wearing a Darkness Into Light t-shirt, or anything yellow, and sharing your sunrise moment using #DILSunriseAppeal #DIL2020 #10KinMay

The link for donations is: ⬇️⬇️⬇️

https://www.gofundme.com/f/CelbridgeGAA-10K-in-May

We will also be tracking the clubs distance using the app “strava” https://www.strava.com/clubs/Celbridge-GAA

★Thank you very much to the Club volunteers who are giving their time freely to complete deliveries with SuperValu in Celbridge★

 

Seems like a while ago on Tuesday Mar 31 when we sent out an email looking for volunteers to help SuperValu in Celbridge with deliveries to some of the most vulnerable in our community who could be affected by Covid-19.

By Thursday 2nd of April the Government had stepped in with their own scheme to organise deliveries nationally to the vulnerable.

It's now May and since the first email & call to our members over 30 of you answered the call. Every day dedicated volunteers deliver the weekly & daily shop to those who are cocooned in Celbridge and surrounding areas like Leixlip, Lucan, Ardclough & Athgoe. It's more that just dropping in with the messages, it's providing a life line to the folks who need to stay in-doors & providing daily personal contact ( all be it from a safe distance ).

We were out looking for photos of these 30 dedicated volunteers but they did not want to be named or pictured.

So, on behalf of our members, we would like to take this opportunity to thank you very much for all your work & diligence to help our community be a better place to live.

We would also like to share a small note which was given to one of the volunteers which was so uplifting & made it all worth while.

On behalf of the club members we say THANK YOU very much.

Run 10,000 km in May

 

★Run 10,000km to raise funds for 5 charities close to the hearts of Celbridge GAA Club members★

Multiple teams across Celbridge GAA Club are coming together ( and staying apart ) for the month of May.

The challenge is to collectively run 10,000km to raise funds for 5 charities close to the hearts of our club members. The charities are Pieta House, AsIAm, National Breast Cancer Research Institute, One Day Lesotho and The Irish Kidney Association (IKA).

The aim is to raise a massive €10,000 to split evenly between the above charities.

The link for donations is: ⬇️⬇️⬇️

https://www.gofundme.com/f/CelbridgeGAA-10K-in-May

 

we will also be tracking the clubs distance using the app “strava” https://www.strava.com/clubs/Celbridge-GAA

The challenge starts on the 1st of MAY

Stay tuned for more updates.

 

 

Sincere condolences on the passing of Billy (William) Stapleton

The members of Celbridge GAA club would like to express their sincere condolences on the passing of Billy (William) Stapleton 

Billy’s daughter Dawn and her family are long standing members of Celbridge GAA. Dawn and her family regularly volunteer to support the club and its activities and Dawn herself was the camogie secretary for 3 years. Mike, Billy’s son in law has also coached numerous teams across all codes in the club and all off their children Alison, Michele and Eoin played for the club across all codes.

May Billy Rest In Peace

https://rip.ie/death-notice/billy-william-stapleton-thomastown-kilkenny/421479/