A GAA comedy show visiting Co. Sligo this week will deal with every club’s biggest fear – the dreaded spectre of bankruptcy.
Can Ireland’s oldest GAA club, Ballybore, avoid the dreaded B word? That’s the question that will be dealt with in St Brigid’s Hall, Tubbercurry, on Friday night next, January 16th, at 8pm. The comedy show is entitled The Pull.
“The club is €1000 in debt. That’s no laughing matter, and we’re certainly not laughing,” explained Cllr Patrick F, chairman of Ballybore GAA club.
“There’s no way around it – we will just have to hold a fund-raiser. Anyone with an interest in keeping Ballybore GAA club alive should come along to St Brigid’s Hall this weekend – and, if I could ask them one thing, as chairman of this fine club, it would be to ask them to come along with new ideas, and not to be hamstrung by the past.”
Ballybore GAA club was formed in 1751, a full 133 years before the formation of the GAA itself.
Tensions are running high around Ballybore because, as everyone knows, the last fund-raiser was an unmitigated disaster. “The club was the laughing stock around the town then. If we get this one wrong, we may need the International Monetary Fund’s help,” said one club member, who preferred to remain anonymous.
The Pull starts at 8o’c and admission is €10. It is staged by Liam Horan and John Corless of Half Solid Productions.
Tickets can be purchased from club members or on the door. The event will double as a fund-raiser for John Murphy’s Mayor of Tubbercurry Campaign.
For more information, visit www.halfsolid.com/tubbercurry