Thurles Greyhound Stadium fundraiser for St Joseph’s College, Borrisoleigh

A wonderful night was enjoyed by parents teachers and students at Thurles Greyhound track on Saturday 26 March where a bumper crowd  turned up to support a fundraising initiative organised by the school and it’s parents association. It was gratifying for all concerned to see the presence of so many past pupils who took the time out to keep in touch with friends that they had made from their time in Borrisoleigh. The local businesses of the area rallied  behind the school to provide a huge array of sponsors and prizes for the evening.

Thurles Greyhound Stadium fundraiser for St Joseph’s College, BorrisoleighThe 500 euro first prize for the buster draw was won by TY student Emily Meagher from Toomevara. A novel take on proceedings was added when a novelty race run to raise awareness of the schools role as an anchor for this year “cycle against suicide”   was run at half time.  The entry was made up of a student representing the six academic class years from the college who brought their own pet dogs and ran them. It was preceded by a lively parade consisting of a pomeranian, two King Charles and three terriers.

Commentary for proceedings was supplied by sixth year student Micheal Carey and Principal Kevin McCarthy. Borrisoleigh dog Prince handled by Thirds years James Ryan proved that all those years spent chasing local cars finally paid off. After the races, music was provided by local students who have formed their own band, Gan Ainm. Refreshments were available and there was plenty of time to relax in the warm atmosphere that is enjoyed by the school community. A lovely evening provides school management with ample scope to continue to provide top class facilities for the next generation of pupils.

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