President of the Camogie Association Aileen Lawlor was on hand to officially announce details of Turloughmore Camogie Club’s walk in aid of Cancer Care West on August Bank Holiday Monday in Lackagh. The walk will be followed by the release of balloons, which people can purchase, dedicated to the memory of a past family member or friend.
Aileen Lawlor said that there is hardly a family in the country that has not been touched by cancer and Turloughmore Camogie is to be commended for their support for a charitable organisation which does great work for people and families affected by the disease. “I warmly support the initiative and leadership of Turloughmore Camogie club and they are an example for others to follow, helping people and families with cancer,” she added.
Fr Des Walsh, PP of Lackagh, said he was delighted to row in behind the efforts of the club, adding that August Bank Holiday Monday was always a special day in the parish, with families thinking of past loved ones with the cemetery Mass that evening. He said that so many families have lost loved ones and good friends with cancer that this event is worthy of support. Chairperson of Turloughmore Camogie Club Ann Kearney welcomed and thanked all who came along to the launch. She also paid tribute to the hard work of the club members, the officers and all the players at every age who gave so much time and effort to camogie in the parish. Ann also extended special thanks to Julian and Emma Flynn of Flynn’s of Lackagh for their support and sponsorship of the launch. She added that this event was the brainchild of hardworking club member Finbar Flaherty, who has spearheaded a walk for Cancer Care West for many years. Emma Flynn, of Flynn’s of Lackagh, said they were delighted to be able to help such a worthy event. Finbar Flaherty thanked Turloughmore Camogie Club for their efforts and said that Cancer Care West carries out wonderful work and they appreciate any help anyone can give.