Holycross goes to the dogs

Fundraiser for local soccer club

Holycross goes to the dogs

Holycross FC are hosting a “Holycross Night at the Dogs” on Saturday the 25th of June next.

This event promises to be a family event where the emphasis will be on fun, fun, fun in Thurles Greyhound Stadium.

Kicking off the summer holidays, support for this event has so far been tremendous, with strong ticket sales. For those in the know, the Buster Race adds another dimension to what promises to be a fun, social night out for all the family with kids (U16’s) free.

Fundraising is an important function in the running of any club these days. Keeping the funds coming through to maintain and invest in equipment and address the upkeep of the club facilities is essential. However when your club has ambitious plans for its development, well then that brings the fundraising onto a different level. Holycross Football Club is in the process of finishing another stage in its building programme.

As the youngest club in the community of Holycross, with a substantial number of playing members, it has taken giant steps in recent years.

From humble beginnings in Breda Ryan’s kitchen to playing in the infamous “Jurassic Park”, HFC are proud of their club’s achievements to date. Founded in 1992 by visionaries Tomas Ryan, Michael Maher, Philip Ryan & Alan Quinlan, the focus at that stage was to have one junior team.

Nonetheless, from these challenging beginnings, the clubs’ members and management began to have a shared vision of their own permanent grounds. And so began the uphill struggle to raise funds, access grants and garner support from the local community.

Fourteen years on, its a completely different picture. The latest members to join HFC, arrive up to the clubhouse on the newly constructed driveway & carpark.

Coaching of male & female underage, youths, minors and senior teams take place on the three freshly marked out pitches.

All are equally encouraged by their coaches to give their best with a number now playing at county level.

As North Tipperary’s fifth largest club, it’s no wonder that the trophy cabinet is groaning with silverware and awards.

The feedback has been fantastic from visiting teams on the high standard of the freshly painted clubhouse with its numerous changing rooms, referees room, showers, meeting rooms and viewing balcony.

With issues such as mental health and obesity constantly in the media, the high standard of sports facilities ensures that Holycross as a village is an attractive location for any young sports fanatic. HFC would also like to acknowledge the continued support of its members, the local community and all sports enthusiasts.

Holycross Football Club are looking forward to a exceptional night of fun and entertainment on Saturday week. Supporters of this fundraiser should purchase tickets in advance by emailing holycrossfc@mail.com, alternatively find in local shops or text 086 602 1978.

Remember ‘Kids go Free’ applies up to Under 16’s