KIND-HEARTED: A cheque for €2,500 was presented to the Irish Cancer Society on Monday night. The funds were raised at the weekend’s Spa GAA coffee morning. Front l-r were: Kathleen O’Shea, Elaine Moynihan, Margaret Doyle and Michael Cronin (Spa GAA Club Chairman). Back l-r were: Kathleen Cronin, Deirdre O’Sullivan Darcy, Eugene O’Sullivan, Yvonne Jordan and Susan O’Sullivan.


By Michelle Crean


It was their first time holding such an event – but Spa GAA were blown away by the phenomenal support they received for a charity event on Saturday morning.

The club hosted a coffee morning in aid of the Irish Cancer Society and an incredible €2,500 was raised towards their work in the southwest.

Elaine Moynihan approached the club with the idea a few weeks ago and put together a committee of Health and Well-being Officer Margaret Doyle, PRO Deirdre O’Sullivan Darcy and Yvonne Jordan to plan the event.

“Unfortunately, there are so many homes affected by this, so the idea was to do something to give back to the wonderful staff and the centres that care for patients 24/7 during their treatment,” Deirdre O’Sullivan Darcy, PRO of Spa GAA Club, said.

The club opened its doors to the community and as well as the coffee morning in the main hall, they set up a children’s playroom and a TV room to make sure the visitors had a chance to watch the big rugby match too.


A number of businesses in both the Kerry and Cork regions got on board to sponsor the event and many people brought along some delicious home baking and treats on the morning.

She added, many thanks to their sponsors and everyone that was part of the event.

“A big thanks to all our sponsors and those who baked or gave prizes for the raffle, all those who donated and supported the event, to all our helpers who made it happen and to everyone who came along!”