Loughmore – Castleiney Youth Club

Committee Members:

Chairperson:  Josephine Walsh

Secretary: Sharon Kelly

Assistant Secretary: Laura Russell

Treasurer: Lorraine Walker

Assistant Treasurer: Breda Bourke-Morris

Public Relations Officer: Fiona Walsh

Assistant P.R.O: Thomas Adlum

Child Protection Officer: Lorraine Walker

Other member: Lorraine O’ Connell, Margaret Gleeson, Sarah Gleeson, Mary Bradish, Philomena McGrath and Sharon Tierney.

We are establishing a Youth Club in Loughmore Castleiney. This will be a structured club which is affiliated under Tipperary Regional Youth Services. We are a fully insured club and all leaders have completed First aid training, heart saver AED training and Child Protection Training.

A Youth club is an invaluable asset to a Community it will be run and centred on the needs and interests of the children attending. Our aim is to encourage children from all areas of Loughmore Castleiney to come together in union to build on friendships, help with their confidence and self esteem and to motivate them to be involved in new activities.

Loughmore Castleiney Youth Club will have many activities including sports activities such a Basketball, Soccer, Badminton, Table Tennis, Tennis and Volley Ball. We will also conduct drama activities such as singing, acting, music and talent shows. Alongside these there will also be art and craft activities and any other new activities that the children may suggest and be interested in. In the future all the youth clubs from surrounding area’s will come together to have fun based competition and matches in the above activities.

To get the Youth Club up and running we need funds and sponsorship to obtain this we will be holding a variety of fundraising events three of these will be in the very near future. We will be holding a table quiz in Stapleton’s pub in Loughmore on the 24th of August 2012 at 8pm. Alongside this we will be holding a Church Gate collection in both Loughmore and Castleiney on the evening of the 1st of September and the morning of the 2nd of September, we will also be doing a bag packing collection in Downey’s Spar in Templemore on the 17th and 18th of August. All of your support will be gratefully appreciated.

The Youth Club hopes to be open to the public in September/October 2012 further information will be available closer to the time.