CONSCIOUS of the difficult economic times facing us all, The Banner GAA have clubbed together with an initiative to keep the elderly in Ennis warm this winter.
Collaborating with St Flannan’s College and ClareCare, bags of timber are being distributed to many elderly citizens. Committee members, parents, mentors and players from juvenile, minor and senior football and hurling teams worked hard over the weekend to fell, cut, chop and bag the Beech trees kindly donated by St Flannan’s.
“I am delighted with the way our club is giving something back to the community,” said John Dingley, club chairman.
“It is fantastic to see mentors and players enjoying themselves and coming together in such a positive way. The Banner has enjoyed a great increase in support and membership and this one small way we can express our appreciation for that support, ” he continued.
On Saturday, the Banner folks cut and bagged over 400 bags of Beech wood. Much of the wood will be distributed to the elderly of the town and remaining bags will be auctioned. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Cuan An Chláir project to build and run a daycare centre and sheltered housing for the elderly of Ennis and its environs on grounds near Cahercalla Community Hospital.