We have reached the last stage in the One Good Club 5 Steps to Mental Wellbeing and have set out how we are going to GIVE this fortnight.

-We are starting simply with ‘Give a Little (or a big!) Smile.

A poem by Spike Milligan eloquently sums up all a Smile can do.

Why not try it…Give a Smile and make someone’s day.

-Our Ladies Sections have been so supportive of us in our One Good Club endeavours so we would like to Give back to our section by raising some much needed funds by organising a Clothes Collection. So clear out those wardrobes & GIVE

Help us by Giving up Your Old Clothes and declutter along the way.

-We are GIVING to the Community by supporting the Ballycullen Food Bank.

We will be accepting non perishable foods and toiletries for families in need in locally, collecting on the same days and times as our Clothes Collection.

The food bank was set up 3 years ago as a Christmas appeal. In COVID-19 times however the need for the service has increased. Families are in need of food parcels due to lost jobs, reduced hours etc.

Please support this worthy cause if you are in a position to do so.

-Buddy system. With the return to training, we are trialling an initiative whereby TY students Give their time to a specific Juvenile team, helping out at training sessions encouraging the girls, providing motivation, and being a positive role model for the younger girls to aspire to. They would be in a position to single out players that would benefit from one to one training and time, and players considering dropping out.

It would be hoped that we will roll this out to target the stages when drop out rates are especially high ie the transition from U16 to Minor and Minor to Senior

Give to Jigsaw. We were delighted when our Senior Hurling section made a donation to our local Jigsaw branch last weekend. Sarah Byrne of Jigsaw Dublin South West was presented the cheque by Hurling Chairman John Ryan and Section Secretary Dave Conway. Many thanks to the committee.