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In Pictures: Annanough GAA Family Fun Day proves a big success

Annanough GAA Family Fun Day

One of the most missed things throughout all of Covid was the various community days held in towns and villages around the country.

On Saturday last, the annual Annanough GAA Family Fun Day was held in glorious weather in the club grounds in Vicarstown.

No stone was left unturned to put together a wonderful day’s entertainment for young and old alike.

Laois ladies footballers Clodagh Dunne, Anna Healy, Aoife Kirrane and Anna Moore were in attendance with the Mary Quinn Cup won in Croke Park last month.

Laois trained regularly in the Annanough grounds throughout the season and the girls have been back on a couple of occasions since to show off the silverware, and were welcomed to the event by club chairman Joe Oakley.

As well as Bouncing Castles and Gladiator-style combat, there was also a range of entertainment for children throughout the day – including crossbar challenge, hang tough and face-painting.

What has become a tradition now at this stage, the club mascot – a giant-size Minion – also made an appearance, even attempting to play football. There was also a large coaches v players game, where rules were scarce enough and the refereeing couldn’t be described as fussy!

Live music was provided by Ross Molloy from Stradbally and there was a wonderful barbecue put on, all by club volunteers.

As well as that, every young player in the club, from U-11 down, was presented with a goodie bag while presentations were also made to the U-17 players who will be returning to the Annanough colours in 2023 after playing underage with Stradbally Parish Gaels across the past number of seasons.

Presentations were made too to the U-11 girls who, from next year, won’t be eligible to play with the Annanough boys teams and instead will continue their involvement with the Timahoe ladies club.

Young players from the club who had played with Laois minor teams – male and female – were also acknowledged.

In addition to that, a presentation was made to the club’s Children’s Officer Lisa Foley, the chief organiser of the day.

You can check out a selection of images from a great day below.

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