Monday, April 19, 2021

Pictured at the presentation of a cheque for €3,000 to St Dymphna’s Special School at Ballina RFC on Saturday were Billy McVann, Dr Blaise Brunker, Luke Sweeney, Niall Jennings and Marc Feeley.

The community spirit of Ballina Rugby Club was evident on Saturday when a cheque for €3,000 was presented to St Dymphna’s Special School for the provision of new computers.

The money was raised recently when a hugely successful ‘1000km in a Week Challenge’ was initiated by the senior squad. The event raised funds for St Dymphna’s and the club’s own new 4G Pitch. It proved to be an amazing success with every section of the club getting involved and players, coaches, families, friends and members all pumping out the kilometres.

On Saturday, the club presented St Dymphna’s Special School with their share of the funds raised and Dr Blaise Brunker, President of Ballina RFC, heaped high praise on all involved.

“We’re very proud to be a central cog in our local community and this wonderful project reinforces that. We had people of all ages taking part in the challenge in their own family bubbles and it created a great sense of fun and teamwork. Every section of the club was involved from Minis through to Youths, Girls and the senior men and women. I want to pay tribute to all who made it such a success and the senior men’s squad for driving the project from the outset,” Dr Brunker stated.

“We’re delighted to support St Dymphna’s and look forward to working with them and many other community organisations in the coming months and years.”

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