Carrigtwohill United AFC Presented Cheque for €550 to GROW

By Alan Sheehan

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Representatives of Carrigtwohill United AFC presented a cheque for the proceeds raised during the club’s end-of-year charity matches to representatives of the mental health organisation GROW last Thursday, 12 January.

Carrigtwohill United AFC Chairman Martin Jones presented the cheque for €550 to Finola O’Callaghan, Area Co-ordinator for GROW, at the Carrigtwohill Family Resource Centre last week.

“The cheque was for €550,” said John Barry, Public Relations Officer for Carrigtwohill United AFC, “and was presented by Martin Jones, our Chairman.   A selection of committee members from the club were present, including Ger O’Hanlon, our Schoolboy’s Secretary, the First Team manager Ian Kenny, and myself, the PRO. Mary Carey [the Co-Ordinator of the Saint Vincent de Paul-run Family Resource Centre] was there, as were members of the local branch of GROW. Finola O’Callaghan is the area manager, so she came down from Cork for the presentation.”

The money was raised in late December last year when Carrigtwohill’s A and B teams hosted two other East Cork squads, Knockraha and St John Bosco’s, to play two games at weather facility in Carrigtwohill, with all players and supporters were asked to make a donation towards GROW, a peer support and mutual-aid organization which was founded in Australia in 1957 and now operating over 130 groups in Ireland.

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