Page 28 - Support Magazine Winter 2017
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                                                              BY MICHAEL MESCALL

        Teach Ceoil Kilrush was the venue for
        the IKA School Quiz in October. The
        2017 winners were Clohanbeg N.S. in
        first place, Moveen N.S. second and
        Cree N.S. in third place. Thanks to all
        the pupils that participated and thank
        you to their parents and teachers who
                                             Vinny O’Halloran presents the Eileen O’Halloran Memorial Shield and trophies to the students from Clohanbeg N.S. who
        travelled to Kilrush to support the            took first place in the IKA School Quiz. Also pictured is their teacher Mr Pat Comber,
        school teams.
           We are grateful to Ann, Vincent    A warm welcome was extended to      Transplant recipients were invited to
        and Vinny O’Halloran who instigated  the renal patients, transplant     light a candle over the Christmas
        the quiz in memory of their beloved  recipients, their carers, branch   period in memory of their donor.
        daughter Eileen, RIP.               members and our many volunteers.      Following a delicious meal all
           Thanks are also extended to        Our Chairperson, Peggy Eustace,   enjoyed an evening of fun, great
        Kathleen Lynch, Chloe Cahill, Carmel  spoke about the main aim of the   music and dancing.
        McCormack, Val Eustace and Branch   Association and she thanked the
        Secretary Michael Mescall for their  branch members and volunteers for  CHEQUE PRESENTATION RE WEST CLARE WALK
        kind assistance. May I also extend  their support throughout the year in  On the night Vincent O’Halloran,
        thanks, once again, to quiz mistress  promoting organ donor awareness   Chairman of the IKA West Clare Walk
        Ann Hayes.                          whilst also supporting our various  Committee, presented a cheque for
                                            fundraising initiatives.            €11,355 to IKA Branch Treasurer,
        CHRISTMAS SOCIAL                      She also acknowledged and         Gerry Moran.
           Our Christmas social was held on  thanked the medical and nursing staff,  Thanks to all who took part in the
        December 3rd at the Old Ground      in the renal units who, due to their  walk and a special thank you to all
        hotel in Ennis. Deputy Mayor of Ennis  commitment and dedication, have  who contributed so generously. Be
        Ann Norton, IKA Honorary National   enhanced the lives of our patients.  assured your continued support is
        Chairman John Whelan, Fr Tom          Fr Hogan was thanked for his      greatly appreciated.
        Hogan, Ennis, Eileen Cassidy, B Braun  sensitivity and compassion in      Sunday, 6th May is the date
        Wellstone Clinic Galway, and Staff  celebrating our annual Mass of      selected for our Walk in 2018, a date
        Nurse Sally Hogan, UHL renal unit   Remembrance and Thanksgiving in     to note in your diary.
        were all invited guests.            Ennis.

         Michael Mescall, Clare IKA branch Secretary presented second place trophies to the students Peggy Eustace, Clare IKA branch Chairperson presented third place trophies to the students
                             from Moveen N.S.                                      from Cree N.S.
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