New Ross Lions Club and New Ross Swimming Club raise €12,000 (

New Ross Lions Club and New Ross Swimming Club raise €12,000 (

At a presentation in Pauline’s Bar last Thursday night by members of the winning team of the Lions Club Kube competition prize money of €2,000 to New Ross Community Hospital, were, front left to right, Laura Collins director of nursing at the hospital, Frances Ryan chairperson of the Hospital Board, Pauline Colfer proprietor of the pub, Ray Lawlor President of New Ross Lions Club and Caroline Foley of New Ross Lions Club. Back, left to right, winning team members Mark Lee, Willie Colfer, Pat Keane chairperson of New Ross Swimming Club, Paul Colfer, T.J. Kielthy and Eoin Kehoe
The hardworking organising committee from New Ross Lions Club and New Ross Swimming Club were rewarded with a capacity crowd at The Brandon House Hotel for their Kube fundraiser which raised €12,000 for New Ross Swimming Club.

Family, friends and colleagues turned out to cheer on teams from New Ross Rugby Club, St Michael’s Boxing Club, St Joseph’s Athletic Club, New Ross No Name Club, Barrow Wheelers, Geraldine O’Hanrahans GAA Club, Rathgarogue-Cushinstown GAA Club and Pauline’s Pub who competed in aid of New Ross Community Hospital.

New Ross Lions Club and New Ross Swimming Club The Kube Fundraiser

Each team faced the challenge of different Kube tasks which tested skill, style and stamina. Mark Lee from Pauline’s pub, Irishtown beat The Kube and enthusiastically claimed the €2,000 first prize for New Ross Community Hospital. Ray Lawlor, President, New Ross Lions Club thanked all the participants, spectators and clubs that rallied round the call for support. He extended a special thanks to the businesses that yet again came up trumps with sponsorships and advertising. He was delighted to announce that the event beat its €10,000 target.

Pat Keane, Chairman, New Ross Swimming Club said that they were absolutely bowled over by the evening and the outcome.
The event was a great night’s entertainment and was so much fun for participants and audience alike. The funds raised were badly needed to bridge the deficit that the Swimming Club faces monthly while the Apex Swimming Pool remains closed for repairs.

Mr Keane thanked the Lions Club, the organising committee, the sponsors and the participating teams for their generous support. – New Ross Standard click here to view full article


November 22nd, 2014

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