John F. Dunne and his sub-committee are looking
after the requirements of the visiting team for training
purposes. John comments that Naas is very fortunate that
it has so many facilities for training. The committee would
at this stage like to thank the following managements and
staff for making their facilities available for the training
requirements for our visitors: The Monread Sports and Leisure
Centre; Killashee Leisure Centre; Naas Sports Centre/Athletic
Club; Acorn Equestrian Centre, Maynooth; Red Lane Golf Centre;
The Ten Pin Bowling, Carlow. Without whose help and assistance
the athletes would not have an opportunity for training
in the area.
Naas Athletic Club
Brian Mullaney Treasurer Naas A.C., presenting
a cheque for
€500 to J.F. Dunne Sports Co-ordinator Host Town Committe
also Pat O'Reilly, PRO Host Town Evelyn McNellis Chairperson
Naas A.C. and Des Healy Treasure Host Town Committee
Irish Prison Service
The Irish Prison Service has decided to support
the New Zealand team.
Mr. Paul Kelly of the Irish Prison Service has been in contact
with the Naas Host Town committee informing them that they
will be looking after the team for the Tuesday of their
stay in Naas. They will bring them on a tour of publin,
Ten Pin Bowling, a visit to the ladies prison Mountjoy,
dinner and entertainment. The Irish Prison Service are also
providing assistance to the Naas committee with transport
during the visit. The Irish Prison Service Pipe Band with
well known local residents Kevin O'Neill piper and John
Dooley bass drum will be taking part in the Torch Run Ceremony
on Friday 20 June.
More details in our next issue in Mid-May.
If you require any information regarding any
aspect of the New Zealand hosting in Naas, contact one of
Chairperson:Denis Curry tel. 045-876263.
Secretary: Marion Stapleton, tel. 045-876811/875928
PRO: Pat O'Reilly tel. 045-875928
Volunteers Information: John Walsh tel. 875244 or 086-2558945