Roscommon Gaels GAA Club’s fundraiser ‘The Kube’ went down a treat with the audience and participants alike last Saturday night at the Hyde Centre and raised much-needed funds for the construction of new dressing rooms in Lisnamult in the process.
36 contestants, including Minister Denis Naughten, Deputy Michael Fitzmaurice and Senator Maura Hopkins, braved The Kube and their skill and composure was tested to the limit throughout a fun-filled evening.
At the end of the evening, one contestant stood victorious following a nerve-racking final. Seana Mulry and her chosen charity, Down Syndome Ireland, were the outright victors but Roscommon Gaels and an appreciative audience were also big winners on the night.
Roscommon Gaels chairperson, Teresa Hession said it was a great night for the town club.
“We are really, really pleased. There was a huge crowd of all generations as well as past players and mentors and officials, grandparents and kids.
“The contestants were fantastic too, they really threw themselves into it over the last few months and put on a wide variety of events for people of all ages.
“It really helped to bring Roscommon Gaels back into the community as such. Someone said it was like the community spirit of old and it got people talking about the club in a positive way.
“The business community really got behind us also and were so supportive in offering sponsorship and services. They were very generous.”
Teresa paid tribute to the entire community for supporting the club’s fundraising efforts before providing an update on developments at Lisnamult.
“This was indeed a real community push – both internally and externally – and we’re hoping we now have enough to get us over the line and to finish the dressing rooms.
“After Christmas, we’ll definitely be looking ahead to the launch of it (new facilities) in springtime.”
Teresa paid tribute to all those who assisted in staging such a successful event including the hard-working committee of nine who came together to do a “great and necessary” thing for the town’s GAA club.