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Nicky Rackard Cup visits Craggagh NS! @adrianhession

 

We had some very important silverware in Craggagh last week when the Nicky Rackard Cup came to visit!

Mayo GAA Games Promotion Officer, Adrian Hession, accompanied by Mayo hurler, Ciarán Charlton, brought the cup around the classrooms. Each child got the opportunity to hold the cup aloft (the infants in particular enjoyed this!) and ask questions of Adrian and Ciarán.

Ciarán, who is Mr Charlton’s cousin, is a native of Kiltimagh. The town is not exactly a hurling stronghold but at the age of 12 Ciaran began hurling for Toreen GAA club. He was a key member of Mayo’s All Ireland winning team, lining out at midfield for the final.

Adrian discussed the development of hurling in County Mayo and finally showed the children a video of highlights from the All Ireland Final.

We really enjoyed the day, thanks Adrian and Ciarán!

Maigh Eo Abú!!!

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