Neighbours’ Night – Thank you

Thanks to all that joined us in Castleknock Tennis Club on Friday night for some dinner, music and chat.    The venue was beautiful and we had 95 neighbours and friends join for dinner and it was a very successful night.   Earlier in the day 33 neighbours ventured out on to the fairways of Westmanstown Golf Club.  Thanks also to those not attending that volunteered to keep a special eye out while the others partied.

There are many people that contribute to the success of such a night and in naming some, i run the risk of missing out on others.   But here goes.

Special thanks to the street coordinators and the social committee that took charge of the event and that were there to help things run smoothly on the day.

Thanks to the team at Westmanstown Golf Club, to its 2019 Club Captain Cathal O’Reilly and members for making us feel so welcome at the club.    The course was in wonderful condition and the weather behaved itself on the day.    Thanks to Michael Matson who managed to get everyone out on time, to John Murphy who did the cards for the event and to Seamus McCabe for his help with Michael and John in preparing the teams and timesheets.

Congratulations to the winning teams in the golf scramble on Friday and to all of those that took part in the event.

1.      First place was Dan O’Shea, Freda Gallagher, Liam Delaney and Seamus Cowman.

2.      Second was John Murphy, Ita Murphy, Tom O’Meara and John Forde and

3.      Third was Tom Kennington, Anne Flinter, Michael Drennan and Pat Sheridan.

The tennis club proved to be a great venue for our group and again we were made very welcome and well looked after by the staff and the caterers.   The new facilities are wonderful and the fact that it is walking distance from home was a bonus.

Thanks to Liam Delaney for guiding us through the night as MC, to John Murphy who led the arrangements with the Tennis club, to Freda Gallagher for the kind words and presentation (much appreciated) and to Nora Doyle who had us all looking our best and striking poses for photos on the night.  We hope to post a link to some of those photos on the website in the coming days.

Special thanks to Tom Carpenter, Dave O’Meara, Frances and John Fallon and the other members of the band that entertained us and really engaged the group on the night.    For those that want to hear more or that may have missed them on the night, they are playing a special fundraising gig in Myos this Thursday night in aid of a deaf school run by an Irish priest in Ambo, Ethiopia. It is a very worthwhile cause and it promises to be an excellent night.

We had some wonderful prizes for the golf and spot prizes donated by businesses and individuals for the event.   Not sure that I have captured all (and apologies for any one that I missed) but thank you to:

  • Irish Distillers
  • Dominos Pizza
  • Roselawn Inn
  • Lloyds Pharmacy
  • PerformanSC Supply Chain
  • Wongs’ Restaurant
  • The Anglers Rest
  • Ruth and Alan Hogan
  • Don O’Mahony
  • Padraig Brennan

We got to welcome our new friends from Beechpark Lawn to the group, some new neighbours that have moved into the area, some old friends that have returned and some guests that joined us for the evening.    Thank you all for taking a Friday night out to spend it with us.    There is a great sense of community in the area that has contributed to support we have always received in the Neighbourhood Watch and that is much appreciated.

As much as we enjoyed the evening, we would love to get ideas and feedback on how we can improve for future years.  If you have any feedback, or suggestions for improvement or if you would like to get more involved yourself, please drop me a note and we would love to hear from you.

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