Anne Marie is off to Cape Town

Last weekend at the county hurling final, a bucket collection took place for the Niall Mellon Township Trust Charity. A total of €1,312.60 was raised. The monies raised will be used to purchase materials for building homes for the homeless in Cape Town South Africa. On November 2nd, local volunteer Anne Marie Kenny along with 1,350 Irish volunteers will travel to Cape Town to work in this year’s week-long Builders Blitz when it is aimed to build 250 homes for the homeless. ‘Many thanks to all who supported this very worthy cause. Sincere thanks to Denis ‘Rackard’ Coady, kit manager with the Kilkenny Hurling team, who brought the Liam McCarthy, Leinster and Welsh Cups to the final, also Seamus Qualter, the Westmeath Hurling manager who brought the Christy Ring Cup and David McConn, Roscommon Hurling Manager who took the Nicky Rackard Cup along, to support and promote local hurling as well as supporting the Niall Mellon Charity. ‘Thanks to the Roscommon Hurling Board for permitting the collection to take place and a special thanks to local woman Michelle O’Sullivan for organising the cups and county representatives to be present at the match to help raise funds for the Niall Mellon Charity. Well done to both Pearses and Athleague for a great match on the day and best of luck to both sides again next weekend in the replay.’