Students to host Meath GAA School of Excellence

Institute of Technology Blanchardstown students Niamh Crowe, Chloe Farrell, and Danielle Pugh will host a Meath GAA School of Excellence at Dunganny on Friday 31st March as part of their final year module in college.

As well as hosting the day as part of their college course the three IT Blanchardstown students are hoping to raise some much needed funds for the BUMBLEance charity which provides improved and professional medical transportation services for long-term sick and seriously disabled children, who require professional ambulance transportation.

The BUMBLEance transporst children in a fun environment from the far reaches of Ireland, both urban and rural, to their treatment centres.

Meath senior footballer Crowe from Summerhill, taekowndo expert Farrell from Swords and Pugh who hails from Swords and plays football for Na Fianna are undertaking a Level 8 Honours degree in Sport Management and Coaching in IT Blancardstown and as part of our final year module of 'Practicum in Sports and Leisure Management and Coaching', they are required to organise and conduct an event of our choice.

Their mission is to run this charity event for primary school teams with the focus of developing sports specific skills in an enjoyable, fun and learning environment.

They hope for the event to encourage children to take up sports such as GAA with their local clubs. The event is giving children in the Meath area a chance to participate in a unique event in the best GAA sports facility in the county with other schools and building connections with one another.

It is expected that over 200 primary school children from all over Meath will be attend the School of excellence and the event is being sponsored by Supermac’s Trim, Shaws Steakhouse Summerhill, Centra Summerhill, Gillan’s Londis Summerhill and is supported by local Councillors Noel French, Eimear Ferguson and Joe Fox.